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NORTH CAROLINA STATE LIBRARY 
RALEIGH 

^flrtlj (Uarolma Caurts 

1978 



n. a 

Doc. 



JUL 6 B73 




(Annual Report 

of i\\t 

JVhmtntstrattiie (Office ai % Courts 



The Cover: The Northampton County Courthouse, in Jackson, North Carolina, was 
built in 1859 and renovated in 1939. It is a distinguished example of the classic, "Greek 
Revival" architectual style often used for public buildings in the mid-1800's; it is 
included in the National Register of Historic Places. 



1978 JVmutal ^Report 

of % 

£f. C. JVbmtmstrattOe (©fftce of % Courts 



"tElje (Seneral Court of justice sfyaii constitute a unifieb jubicial 
system for purposes of jurtsbictton, operation, anb abmtntstraiion, 
anb sljaU consist of an appellate JiOision, a Superior Court 
^BiOision, anb a district Court JiOision/' 

<Art. 3$, ^ec. 2, $. C. Constitution 




ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS 
JUSTICE BUILDING 
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA 



To The Honorable, The Chief Justice of 
The Supreme Court of North Carolina 

Submitted herewith is the Thirteenth Annual Report of the Administrative Office of the Courts. 
This Report, prepared pursuant to G.S. 7A-343, relates to calendar year 1978. 



BERT M. MONTAGUE 
Director 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Introduction v 

THE APPELLATE DIVISION 

The Supreme Court 1 

The Court of Appeals 2 

THE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 

Map of Judicial Divisions and Districts 3 

The Superior Court Division 5 

Utilization of Scheduled Superior Court, 1974-1978 6 

Superior Court Civil Cases 7 

Estates and Special Proceedings 33 

Superior Court Criminal Cases 43 

Percent of Superior Court Criminal Cases Appealed from District Courts 46 

THE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 

The District Court Division 85 

Days of District Court Held, 1974-1978 86 

District Court Civil Cases 91 

Juvenile Proceedings 115 

District Court Criminal Cases 125 

ORGANIZATIONAL, ADMINISTRATIVE, FISCAL AND DIRECTORY 
INFORMATION 

The North Carolina Court System 1 65 

The Judicial Planning Committee 167 

The Judicial Council 168 

The Judicial Standards Commission 1 69 

Judicial Department Educational Activity 170 

Judicial Department Appropriation from the General Fund* 172 

Judicial Department Expenditures* 1 73 

Judicial Department Receipts* 1 74 

Cost and Case Data on Representation of Indigents* 178 

Directories (As of December 31, 1978) 

The Judicial Council 186 

The Judicial Standards Commission 187 

The Judicial Planning Committee 187 

Superior Court Judges 188 

Conference Officers 189 

♦Information for Fiscal Year, July 1, 1977-June 30, 1978. 

ii 



District Court Judges 1 90 

Association Officers 192 

District Attorneys and Assistants 193 

Association Officers 195 

Public Defenders and Assistants 196 

Association Officers 196 

Special Counsel at Mental Hospitals 196 

Clerks of Superior Court 1 97 

Association Officers 198 

GRAPHS OF FIVE-YEAR CASEFLOW TRENDS (1974-1978) 

THE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 

Superior Court Case Filings and Dispositions* 5 

Superior Court Cases Pending on December 31* 6 

Superior Court Civil Case Filings and Dispositions 9 

Superior Court Civil Cases Pending on December 31 9 

Superior Court Criminal Case Filings and Dispositions 45 

Superior Court Criminal Cases Pending on December 31 46 

THE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 

District Court Case Filings and Dispositions* 85 

District Court Cases Pending on December 3 1 * 86 

District Court Civil Case Filings and Dispositions 93 

District Court Civil Cases Pending on December 31 94 

District Court Criminal Case Filings and Dispositions 127 

District Court Criminal Cases Pending on December 31 128 

TABLES OF 1978 CASEFLOW AND ADMINISTRATIVE DATA 

(Unless otherwise indicated, data in these tables are for January 1-December 31, 1978, 
and are presented by county and judicial district.) 

THE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 

Superior Court Civil Cases Pending, Filed and Disposed of 10 

Ratios of Superior Court Civil Dispositions to Total Caseload, and Ratios of 
Cases Pending on December 31, 1978 to Cases Disposed of During 1978 14 

Time from Filing to Disposition of Superior Court Civil Cases 18 

Ages of Civil Cases Pending in the Superior Courts, December 31, 1978 24 

Utilization of Scheduled Superior Court Civil Terms 30 

*Civil and criminal case data combined. 



Ill 



Estate Cases Pending, Filed and Disposed of Before the Clerks of Superior Courts ... 34 

Special Proceedings Pending, Filed and Disposed of Before the Clerks of 

Superior Court 38 

Felony Cases Pending, Filed and Disposed of in the Superior Courts 47 

Misdemeanor Cases Pending, Filed and Disposed of in the Superior Courts 51 

Ratios of Superior Court Criminal Dispositions to Total Caseload, and Ratios 
of Cases Pending on December 31, 1978 to Cases Disposed of During 1978 55 

Time from Filing to Disposition of Felony Cases in the Superior Courts 59 

Time from Filing to Disposition in the Superior Courts of Misdemeanor Cases 

Appealed from District Courts 65 

Ages of Felony Cases Pending in the Superior Courts, December 31, 1978 71 

Ages of Misdemeanor Cases Appealed from District Courts and Pending in the 

Superior Courts, December 31,1 978 77 

Utilization of Scheduled Superior Court Criminal Terms 83 

THE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 

Days of District Court Held 87 

District Court Civil Cases Pending, Filed and Disposed of 95 

District Court Civil Case Dispositions, by Manner of Disposition 99 

Ratios of District Court Civil Dispositions to Total Caseload, and Ratios of 
Cases Pending on December 31, 1978 to Cases Disposed of During 1978 103 

Time from Filing to Disposition of Civil Cases in the District Court Division 107 

Ages of Civil Cases Pending in the District Court Division 113 

Offenses and Conditions Alleged in Juvenile Petitions and Number of Children 

Before Court for the First Time 116 

Juvenile Proceedings — Adjudicatory Hearings in the District Court 120 

Motor Vehicle Cases Pending, Filed and Disposed of in the District Courts 129 

Non-Motor Vehicle Cases Pending, Filed and Disposed of in the District Courts 133 

Ratios of District Court Criminal Dispositions to Total Caseload, and Ratios 
of Cases Pending on December 31, 1978 to Cases Disposed of During 1978 137 

Time from Filing to Disposition of Motor Vehicle Criminal Cases in the 

District Courts 141 

Time from Filing to Disposition of Non-Motor Vehicle Criminal Cases in the 

District Courts 147 

Ages of Motor Vehicle Criminal Cases Pending in the District Courts, 

December 31, 1978 153 

Ages of Non-Motor Vehicle Criminal Cases Pending in the District Courts, 

December 31, 1978 159 

ORGANIZATIONAL, ADMINISTRATIVE, FISCAL AND DIRECTORY 
INFORMATION 

Amounts of Fees, Fines and Forfeitures Collected and Distributed 

(Fiscal Year, 1977-78, by county) 176 

Assigned Counsel — Number of Cases and Expenditures 

(Fiscal Years, 1976-77 and 1977-78) 180 

iv 



INTRODUCTION 



During 1978 a total of 1,564,877 cases of all types were 
reported filed in the State's district and superior courts. 
By category, the numbers filed ranged from 1 1,541 civil 
cases in the superior courts to 815,857 criminal cases 
(traffic offenses) in the State's district courts. Each of the 
State's 100 counties contributed a portion of case filings, 
ranging from a total of 850 in Tyrrell County to 109,674 in 
Mecklenburg County*. 

During 1 978 a total of 1 ,527, 1 80 civil and criminal cases 
were disposed of in the State's district and superior 
courts. In terms of category, the numbers ranged from 
10,916 civil cases disposed of by the superior courts, to 
80 1 ,787 criminal cases (traffic offenses) disposed of by the 
State's district courts. Each of the State's 100 counties 
contributed a portion of these case dispositions, ranging 



from a total of 801 in Tyrrell County, to 106,429 in 
Mecklenburg County. 

The combined total of case filings and case dispositions 
during 1978, for the entire State, was 3,092,057. This was 
the total number of individual case numbers (with other 
accompanying data) reported to the Administrative 
Office of the Courts by the 100 clerks of superior court. 

For record-keeping and statistical reporting in 1978, by 
individual case numbers, there are five major case 
categories at the superior court level and five at the 
district court level. These are listed below, with the 
numbers of filings and dispositions during 1978 com- 
pared with the numbers of filings and dispositions during 
1977. 





Filings 


Dispos 


itions 


Superior Court 


1977 


1978 


1977 


1978 


Civil Cases 


10,401 


11,541 


9,447 


10,916 


Estates Cases 


31,742 


32,602 


29,222 


30.841 


Special Proceedings 


27,156 


27,078 


26,888 


27,266 


Criminal Cases 










Felonies 


29,584 


30,576 


28,819 


29,113 


Misdemeanors Appealed 


21,680 


22,702 


21,168 


21.684 


Total Superior Court Cases 


120,563 


124,499 


115,544 


119,820 


District Court 










Civil Cases 










General 


38,862 


43,197 


36,996 


39,796 


Domestic Relations 


46,996 


49,311 


43,138 


45,913 


Small Claims 


158,797 


171,612 


152,631 


169,275 


Criminal Cases 










Motor Vehicle Offenses 


721,048 


815,857 


696,421 


801.787 


Other Offenses 


361,492 


360,401 


347,039 


350,589 


Total District Court Cases 


1,327,195 


1,440,378 


1,276,225 


1,407,360 


GRAND TOTALS 


1,447,785 


1,564,877 


1,391,769 


1,527,18(1 



The total number of case filings in the superior courts 
during 1978 was 3.2% above the number of case filings 
during 1977, while the total number of case dispositions in 
the superior courts during 1978 was 3.7% above the 
number of case dispositions in 1977. For the district 
courts, the total number of case filings during 1978 was 
8.5% above the number of case filings during 1977, and 



the total number of case dispositions in the district courts 
during 1978 was 10.2% above the number of case 
dispositions during 1977. As filings continued to run 
ahead of dispositions during 1978, the number of cases 
pending at the end of 1978 increased accordingly. 

June, 1979 



"These figures do not include juvenile petitions or hearings on involuntary commitments to mental hospitals, both of which are heard in the district 
courts, as these two types of district court cases are not reported to AOC by case number and other identifying data. 



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THE APPELLATE DIVISION 
THE SUPREME COURT 



One hundred and thirty-three opinions were filed by 
the Supreme Court in 1 978. Of the total, 44 were civil and 
89 were criminal cases. Sixty-eight percent (22 opinions) 
of the civil appeals were affirmed and eighty-four percent 
(75 opinions) of the criminal appeals were affirmed. In the 
remaining cases, the Supreme Court modified or reversed 
the decision from which the appeals were taken. 



Of the total number of appeals, 56 were decisions in 
which the Supreme Court granted a discretionary review; 
the remaining 77 were appeals as of right. As reported in 
the North Carolina Reports, the Court disposed of 422 
petitions for discretionary review and two motions to 
reconsider. 



THE SUPREME COURT OF NORTH CAROLINA 

Chief Justice 
SUSIE SHARP 



Associate Justices 



JOSEPH BRANCH 

J. FRANK HUSKINS 

J. WILLIAM COPELAND 



JAMES G. EXUM, JR. 

DAVID M. BRITT 

WALLER E. BROCK' 



Retired Chief Justice 
WILLIAM H. BOBBITL 



Retired Justices 



J. WILL PLESS, JR. 
CARLISLE W. HIGGINS 



I. BEVERLY LAKE 
DAN K. MOORE 1 



Clerk 
JOHN R. MORGAN 

Librarian 
FRANCES H. HALL 



1. Elected Associate Justice 7 November 1978 and took office 2 January 1979. 

2. Retired 31 December 1978. 



THE COURT OF APPEALS 

In 1978 the Court of Appeals disposed of 1,133 appeals. including appeals from the Insurance Commissioner, the 

The Court filed 1,035 written opinions during the year Industrial Commission, and the Utilities Commission. In 

(covering 1,038 appeals). Of the 1,035 written opinions, addition, the Court disposed of 1,086 motions and 

489 were in criminal cases and 546 were in civil cases, petitions in 1978. 



THE COURT OF APPEALS OF NORTH CAROLINA 

Chief Judge 
NAOMI E. MORRIS 

Judges 

FRANK M. PARKER BURLEY B. MITCHELL, JR. 

R. A. HEDRICK JOHN WEBB 

EARL W. VAUGHN RICHARD C. ERWIN 

ROBERT M. MARTIN HARRY C. MARTIN 

EDWARD B. CLARK J. PHIL CARLTON* 
GERALD ARNOLD 



Retired Chief Judge 
RAYMOND B. MALLARD 

Retired Judge 
HUGH B. CAMPBELL 



Clerk 
FRANCIS E. DAIL 

♦Appointed 2 January 1979 to fill the unexpired term of Judge Walter E. Brock who took office as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court 2 Jan- 
uary 1979. 



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btstrtcts anb sryall proOtbe for tlje election of one or more 
Superior Court Jlubges for eaclj btstrtct/' 

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THE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 



The flow of cases through the State's superior courts 
increased in volume in 1978, as compared to previous 
years, as illustrated in the graph below. Including both 
civil and criminal superior court cases, there was a five per 
cent increase in filings, from 61,665 in 1977, to 64,819 in 
1978. This would appear to signify a return to the earlier 
pattern of annual state-wide increases in filings, a pattern 
broken by the decreases in 1976 (as compared to 1975) 
and in 1977 (as compared to 1976). 

There was also an increase in dispositions, from 59,434 
in 1977 to 61,713 in 1978. However, neither the amount of 
the increase (2,279 cases) nor the rate (slightly less than 
four per cent) matched the increase in filings; the result 
was a nine per cent increase in the number of cases 



pending at year end: from 33,108 cases pending on 
December 31, 1977, to 36,2 14 cases pending on December 
31, 1978. The total number of civil and criminal superior 
court cases pending at the end of each of the last five years 
is shown in the bar graph on the following page. 

The table below this bar graph shows the utilization of 
scheduled superior court for each of the last five years. In 
1978, the 58 regular and 8 special superior court judges 
held a total of 10,124 days of court, an increase of 10.7% 
over the 9, 1 42 days of court held in 1977 by 47 regular and 
8 special superior court judges. The percentage of 
scheduled days which were utilized rose from 78.3% in 
1977 to 80.3% in 1978. 



SUPERIOR COURT CASE FILINGS AND DISPOSITIONS, 1974-1978 



80,000 



70,000- 



64,819 

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1974 



1975 



Filings: 



1976 



Dispositions: 



1977 



1978 



SUPERIOR COURT CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1974-1978 



40,000 



35,000 



30.000 



25,000 



20.000 



15,000 



10,000 



5.000 



36,214 




1974 



1975 



1976 



1977 



1978 



UTILIZATION OF SCHEDULED SUPERIOR COURT, 1M74-I97S 



Year 

1974 
1975 
1976 

1977 
1978 



Days 
Scheduled 

9,846 
11,525 
11,268 
ll,673'/ 2 
1 2,603 Vi 



Days 
Held 

7,747 
9,143 
8,897'/ 2 
9,143 
10,124 



Used 

78.8% 
79.3% 
78.9% 
78.3% 
80.3%> 



SUPERIOR COURT CIVIL CASES 



Filings 

The total number of superior court civil cases filed 
during 1978 was 11,541, an increase of 1,140 cases (1 1%) 
over 1977 filings of 10,401 cases. 

The trend in case filing over the last five years is 
illustrated in the first of the bar graphs on the following 
page, where the dark-colored bars represent filings. Since 
1 974, the yearly total of superior court civil cases filed has 
risen by W/2%, which averages out to about 3 l A% per 
year. Although the increase in 1978 is the largest single 
increase in the five years shown on the graph, it would 
appear to be consistent with the over-all trend of the 
period: when it is combined with the 1977 decrease, the 
average for the two years is also about 3!/2%. 

For this same five-year period, the population of North 
Carolina is estimated to have increased by an average of 
about 1!4% per year. Superior court civil case filings, 
then, are increasing at a greater rate than the State's 
population. This, perhaps, should come as no surprise. As 
society increases in urbanization, technological orienta- 
tion, and interdependence, it seems likely that more 
conflicts between individual citizens, governmental 
agencies and private organizations will occur. In such 
circumstances, it would perhaps be a greater surprise to 
find that the amount of litigation in the civil courts was 
increasing at only the same rate as the population. 



Dispositions 

Dispositions of superior court civil cases totalled 
10,916 in 1978, an increase of 15% over total dispositions 
9,447 in 1977. 

This rather sharp increase in civil case dispositions 
should be viewed in the perspective of a very moderate 
(1.6%) increase in criminal case dispositions. As noted 
earlier, dispositions of both civil and criminal superior 
court cases increased in 1978 by slightly less than 4%. The 
greater percentage increase in civil case dispositions than 
in criminal case dispositions is probably due to the fact 
that there was a larger increase in the number of days of 
civil court held than in the number of days of criminal 
court held. There were 3,696 days of superior civil court 
held in 1978, 17% more than the 1977 figure of 3,161'/ 2 
days, and there is a significant correlation between the 
number of days of civil court held in a year and the 
number of civil cases disposed of during the year. (There 
is also a significant correlation between the number of 
days of criminal court held in a year and the number of 
criminal cases disposed of.) 

As indicated on the table, "Superior Court Civil Cases 
Pending, Filed and Disposed of," a substantial portion of 
the 10,916 cases disposed of in 1978 were not disposed of 



by trial. A total of 61 1 cases (5.6%) were disposed of by 
jury trial and an additional 3,954 cases (36.2%) were 
disposed of by trial with the judge sitting as the finder of 
facts in lieu of a jury. Of the remainder, 1,012 cases (9.3%) 
were disposed of "by clerk" — i.e., by the entry of a default 
judgment or a confession of judgment; and 5,339 cases 
(48.9%) were disposed of by "other" means, such as an out 
of court settlement or a voluntary dismissal. These figures 
are comparable to the figures for 1977, when 5.6% of the 
9,447 cases disposed of were by jury trial, 35.4% were by 
trial by judge, and 59.0% were by other means. 



Cases Pending 

Since the number of filings during 1978 was greater 
than thi number of dispositions, there was an increase in 
the number of cases pending on December 31, 1978 
( 1 5,285) compared with the number of superior court civil 
cases (14,660) pending on December 31, 1977. This 
increase totalled 625 cases, or about 4!4% more cases 
pending at the end of 1978 than at the end of 1977. 

As is indicated in the table, "Ratios of Superior Court 
Civil Dispositions to Total Caseload, and Ratios of Cases 
Pending on December 31, 1978 to Cases Disposed of 
During 1978," the several counties differ to a substantial 
degree on these measures of how much of each county's 
caseload was disposed of during 1978 and how much 
remained pending on December 31. (Total caseload is 
defined as the number of cases pending at the beginning of 
the year plus the number of cases filed during the year.) 
Almost two-thirds (65.7%) of the total 1978 caseload in 
the county ranked first on these ratios (Cherokee) was 
disposed of during the year, while only 6.8% of the 
caseload of the lOOth-ranked county (Warren) was dis- 
posed of. For the State as a whole, 41.7% of the total 
superior court civil caseload was disposed of; this is a 
moderate improvement over 1977, when 37.7% of the 
total caseload was disposed of. 



Time from Filing to Disposition 

For the 10,916 superior court civil cases disposed of in 
1978, the average time from filing to disposition was 5 16.2 
days, or about one year and five months. 

The fact that a substantial number of superior court 
civil cases are disposed of by "clerk" or by "other" means, 
alluded to earlier, must be kept in mind in any 
examination of this table. It is likely that all of the 627 
cases disposed of in less than 30 days, and the additional 
1,513 cases disposed of between 80 and 90 days, were 
disposed of by default judgment, by confession of 
judgment, or by one of the "other" (non-trial) modes of 
disposition such as voluntary dismissal or out-of-court 



settlement between the litigants. Since the figures for the 
average time from filing to disposition presented in the 
table include these quickly-disposed of cases, which likely 
did not go to trial, it can be assumed that the average time 
from filing to disposition by trial on the merits would be 
greater than the 516-day figure for all dispositions. It 
must also be recognized, however, that a mathematical 
average such as this one may be substantially raised if a 
relatively small number of very old cases have been 
included among the dispositions. (The disposition of a 
single 20-year old case, included with ten one-year old 
cases disposed of, for example, would produce an 
"average" time from filing to disposition of two years and 
eight months.) 

In addition, although a low time-from-filing-to- 
disposition figure is to be desired, all other things being 
equal, it is incumbent upon a court system with a 
substantial number of long-pending cases to dispose of 
them, and the disposing of such cases will of necessity 
raise the system's average time from filing to disposition 
for that year. The average for 1978 reflects the fact that 
6 1 6 of the superior court civil cases disposed of were older 
than four years at the time of their disposition, compared 
with 483 such cases disposed of in 1977; a lower average 
would have indicated less progress in disposition of some 
of the long-pending cases. 



Ages of Pending Cases 

The table on the ages of cases pending on December 31, 
1978, does reflect some progress. Fewer cases (730) had 
been pending for more than four years as of the end of 
1978 than as of the end of 1977 (862), a decrease of 15%. 
As of the end of 1978, 2,577 cases had been pending 
between two years and four years, down 13% from the 
1977 figure of 2,963 cases. Combining these categories, 
3,307 cases were older than two years and still pending on 



December 31, 1978 — 518 cases less than the comparable 
figure (3,825 cases) for December 31, 1977. There was also 
a decrease in the number of cases pending between one 
year and two years: 4,192 on December 31, 1977, 
compared with 3,75 1 on December 3 1 , 1978. Counting all 
cases older than one year, 8,017 such cases were pending 
on December 31, 1977 and 7,058 were pending on 
December 31, 1978 — a decrease of almost 12%. 

North Carolina has no official or generally recognized 
"standard" or time-limit for disposing of civil cases. 
Ideally, perhaps, most if not all superior court civil cases 
should be disposed of within six months of filing. Or, 
perhaps, it would be more realistic and in keeping with the 
developments in most civil cases in the superior courts to 
suggest that all but a very few unusually complicated such 
cases should be disposed of within one year of filing. 

If a one-year standard be assumed, the data here 
presented would force the conclusion that there is a 
considerable "backlog" of superior court civil cases in the 
courts of North Carolina. Although, as noted, there were 
fewer cases aged over one year pending on December 31, 
1978 than were pending one year earlier, such cases still 
made up 46% of all pending superior court civil cases. If 
the courts continue in 1979 to dispose of civil cases at the 
rate of 10,916 cases per year (about 9 1 cases per month), 
it would take almost eight months to dispose of the 7,058 
cases older than one year and still pending on December 
31,1 978 if all the courts' efforts were devoted exclusively 
to these older cases. Needless to say, this would be 
impossible : the courthouse doors cannot be closed and no 
new cases accepted. Nor would it be appropriate to 
concentrate exclusively on the cases already older than 
one year and allow the 8,227 cases aged one year or less 
and still pending at the end of 1978 to create a new 
"backlog." In sum, unless the disposition rate increases 
dramatically, a "backlog" of superior court civil cases 
aged over one year will continue. 



SUPERIOR COURT CIVIL CASE FILINGS AND DISPOSITIONS, 1974-1978 



1 5,000 



12,500 




1974 



1975 



1976 



1977 



1978 



Filings: 



Dispositions: 



SUPERIOR COURT CIVIL CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1974-1978 



1 7,500 



15,000 



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3 

£ 12,500 



10,000 



7,500 



5,000 



2,500 



15,285 




1974 



1975 



1976 



1977 



1978 



SUPERIOR COURT CIVIL CASES PENDING, FILED AND DISPOSED OF 
January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



District I 



Edgecombe 

Nash 

Wilson 

District Totals 



Cases Cases Toial 

Pending Filed Caseload 

1/1/78 1978 1978 



Cases Disposed of, 1978 



By 

Jury 



94 
201 
197 
492 



94 
134 
104 
332 



188 
335 
301 
824 



By 

Judge 






2} 


4 


58 


13 


29 


17 


110 



By 

Clerk 



Camden 


11 


8 


19 





1 


1 


Chowan 


23 


19 


42 





9 





Currituck 


18 


30 


48 


1 


3 


2 


Dare 


95 


61 


156 


2 


9 


3 


Gates 


11 


7 


18 








6 


Pasquotank 


43 


41 


84 


7 


14 


2 


Perquimans 


11 


12 


23 


1 


4 


1 


District Totals 


212 


178 


390 


11 


40 


15 


District 2 














Beaufort 


110 


48 


158 


6 


40 


6 


Hyde 


16 


10 


26 





3 


6 


Martin 


34 


34 


68 


5 


9 


5 


Tyrrell 


8 


4 


12 











Washington 


32 


18 


50 


2 


2 


6 


District Totals 


200 


114 


314 


13 


54 


23 


District 3 














Carteret 


124 


105 


229 





22 


18 


Craven 


155 


132 


287 


8 


33 


22 


Pamlico 


23 


16 


39 





4 


1 


Pitt 


159 


145 


304 


9 


42 


9 


District Totals 


461 


398 


859 


17 


101 


50 


District 4 














Duplin 


61 


34 


95 


1 


17 


1 


Jones 


27 


13 


40 


1 


1 


5 


Onslow 


135 


111 


246 


7 


28 


24 


Sampson 


85 


99 


184 


4 


18 


10 


District Totals 


308 


257 


565 


13 


64 


411 


District 5 














New Hanover 


201 


205 


406 


16 


40 


9 


Pender 


45 


25 


70 





7 


1 


District Totals 


246 


230 


476 


16 


47 


10 


District 6 














Bertie 


59 


28 


87 





15 


1 


Halifax 


95 


69 


164 





30 


9 


Hertford 


65 


39 


104 


3 


15 


4 


Northampton 


39 


35 


74 


1 


10 


2 


District Totals 


258 


171 


429 


4 


70 


16 


District 7 















2 

4 

15 

21 



Other 

7 
3 
9 

34 


29 
6 

88 



20 
2 
9 
2 
7 

40 



63 

4 

67 



17 
24 
21 
19 
81 



43 

87 

52 

182 



Total 
Dispositions 

9 

12 
15 
48 
6 
52 
12 
154 



72 

II 

2* 

2 

17 
130 



Increase/ 
Cases Decrease 
Pending in Pending 
12/31/78 Cases 



10 
30 
33 

los 
12 
32 
11 

236 



86 
15 
40 
10 
33 
184 



23 


42 


53 


7 


14 


26 


43 


102 


144 


bX 


100 


84 


141 


258 


307 



33 


54 


63 


101 


43 


61 


32 


42 


71 


258 



1 

+ 7 
+ 15 
+ 13 
+ 1 
I I 

+ 24 



24 
1 
6 



I 
16 



45 


85 


144 


+ 20 


48 


111 


176 


+ 21 


9 


14 


25 


+ 2 


67 


127 


177 


+ 18 


69 


337 


522 


+ 61 



128 


278 


+ 77 


12 


58 


+ 13 


140 


336 


+ 90 



68 


120 


+ 26 


153 


182 


19 


109 


192 


5 


330 


494 


+ 2 



10 



SUPERIOR COURT CIVIL CASES PENDING, FILED AND DISPOSED OF 
January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 





Cases 
Pending 

1/1/78 


Cases 
Filed 

1978 


Total 

Caseload 

1978 




Cases 


Disposed of, 


1978 




Cases 
Pending 

12/31/78 


Increase/ 
Decrease 


District 8 


By 

Jury 


By 

Judge 


By 

Clerk 


Other 


Total 
Dispositions 


in Pending 
Cases 


Greene 
Lenoir 
Wayne 

District Totals 


22 
176 
283 
481 


12 
128 
148 
288 


34 
304 
431 
769 


3 

7 

9 

19 


4 

61 

53 

118 




21 
12 


7 

60 

121 

188 


14 
149 
195 
358 


20 
155 
236 
411 


_ 2 
21 

- 47 

- 70 


District 9 






















Franklin 

Granville 

Person 

Vance 

Warren 

District Totals 


80 
45 
36 

118 
58 

337 


51 
33 
41 
56 
15 
196 


131 
78 
77 

174 
73 

533 




I 

3 


4 


14 
13 

6 
41 

1 
75 


5 

7 

2 

8 

1 

23 


28 
15 
14 
32 
3 
92 


47 
36 
25 

81 

5 

194 


84 
42 
52 
93 
68 
339 


+ 4 
3 
+ 16 
- 25 
+ 10 
+ 2 


District 10 






















Wake 


1,375 


912 


2,287 


50 


466 


76 


454 


1,046 


1,241 


-134 


District 11 






















Harnett 

Johnston 

Lee 

District Totals 


153 

138 

94 

385 


95 
114 

78 
287 


248 
252 
172 
672 


1 

3 

4 


39 
28 
}2 
99 


9 

6 

10 

25 


53 

37 

55 

145 


102 

74 

97 

273 


146 

178 

75 

399 


7 

+ 40 

19 

+ 14 


District 12 






















Cumberland 
Hoke 

District Totals 


359 

14 

373 


356 

11 

367 


715 

25 

740 


14 



14 


92 

3 

95 


15 

3 

18 


200 

4 

204 


321 

10 

331 


394 

15 

409 


+ 35 
+ 1 
+ 36 


District 13 






















Bladen 

Brunswick 

Columbus 

District Totals 


49 
133 
169 
351 


21 

41 

81 

143 


70 
174 
250 
494 


1 

3 

9 

13 


14 
43 

28 
85 


3 

2 

8 

13 


10 
22 
48 
80 


28 

70 

93 

191 


42 
104 
157 
303 


- 7 

- 29 

- 12 

- 48 


District 14 






















Durham 


898 


398 


1,296 


10 


42 


55 


287 


394 


902 


+ 4 


District 15 A 






















Alamance 


126 


136 


262 


7 


45 


9 


62 


123 


139 


+ 13 


District 15 B 






















Chatham 
Orange 

District Totals 


50 
186 
236 


65 
106 
171 


115 
292 
407 


2 

13 
is 


23 
52 
75 


2 
1 
3 


18 
72 
90 


45 
138 
183 


70 
154 

224 


+ 20 

32 

- 12 


District 16 






















Robeson 
Scotland 

District Totals 


81 
18 
99 


68 
21 
89 


149 

39 

188 


9 


9 


27 

7 

34 


6 

1 
7 


21 
6 

27 


63 

14 

77 


86 

25 
111 


+ 5 
+ 7 
+ 12 



11 



SUPERIOR COURT CIVIL CASES PENDING, FILED AND DISPOSED OF 
January 1, 1978 — December 31, 197X 























Increase/ 




Cases 
Pending 


Cases 
Filed 


Total 
Caseload 




Cases 


Disposed of. 


1978 




Cases 
Pending 


De 
in F 


'crease 




By 


By 


By 




Total 


'ending 


District 17 


1/1/78 


1978 


1978 


Jury 


Judge 


Clerk 


Other 


Dispositions 


12/31/78 


Cases 


Caswell 


14 


11 


25 





6 








6 


19 


+ 


5 


Rockingham 


122 


149 


271 


11 


32 


16 


54 


113 


158 


+ 


36 


Stokes 


23 


26 


49 


1 


9 


1 


15 


26 


21 







Surry 


130 


113 


243 


11 


11 


8 


51 


81 


162 


+ 


32 


District Totals 


289 


299 


588 


23 


58 


25 


120 


226 


362 


+ 


73 


District 18 
























Guilford 
























Greensboro 


842 


603 


1,445 


14 


190 


53 


344 


601 


844 


+ 


2 


High Point 


264 


190 


454 


3 


56 


30 


67 


156 


298 


+ 


34 


District Totals 


1,106 


793 


1,899 


17 


246 


83 


411 


757 


1,142 


+ 


36 


District 19 
























Cabarrus 


180 


93 


273 


10 


21 


3 


36 


7(1 


203 


+ 


23 


Montgomery 


20 


20 


40 


1 


5 





7 


13 


27 


+ 


7 


Randolph 


124 


165 


289 


8 


50 


12 


44 


114 


175 


+ 


51 


Rowan 


106 


136 


242 


12 


31 


8 


51 


102 


140 


+ 


34 


District Totals 


430 


414 


844 


31 


107 


23 


138 


299 


545 


+ 115 


District 20 
























Anson 


81 


41 


122 


1 


16 


3 


16 


36 


86 


+ 


5 


Moore 


79 


86 


165 


7 


24 


4 


21 


56 


109 


+ 


30 


Richmond 


73 


56 


129 


3 


18 


8 


7 


36 


93 


+ 


20 


Stanly 


63 


54 


117 


1 


19 


2 


18 


40 


77 


+ 


14 


Union 


92 


103 


195 


6 


18 


6 


33 


63 


132 


+ 


40 


District Totals 


388 


340 


728 


18 


95 


23 


95 


231 


497 


+109 


District 21 
























Forsyth 


796 


540 


1,336 


22 


200 


39 


269 


530 


806 


+ 


10 


District 22 
























Alexander 


16 


26 


42 





5 


3 


10 


18 


24 


+ 


8 


Davidson 


140 


134 


274 


3 


50 


9 


57 


119 


155 


+ 


15 


Davie 


24 


25 


49 


3 


8 


1 


13 


25 


24 







Iredell 


139 


159 


298 


4 


55 


21 


80 


160 


138 




1 


District Totals 


319 


344 


663 


10 


118 


34 


160 


322 


341 


+ 


22 


District 23 
























Alleghany 


14 


30 


44 


5 


6 


2 


7 


20 


24 


+ 


Id 


Ashe 


30 


52 


82 


6 


5 


1 


14 


26 


56 


+ 


26 


Wilkes 


95 


164 


259 


6 


34 


13 


41 


94 


165 


+ 


70 


Yadkin 


40 


37 


77 


5 


13 


2 


19 


39 


38 




5 


District Totals 


179 


283 


462 


22 


58 


18 


81 


179 


283 


+104 


District 24 
























Avery 


17 


44 


81 





17 


1 


13 


31 


50 


+ 


13 


Madison 


24 


41 


65 


5 


7 





17 


29 


}b 


+ 


12 


Mitchell 


19 


44 


63 


1 


8 


1 


9 


19 


44 


+ 


2S 


Watauga 


80 


75 


155 





37 


19 


29 


85 


70 




1(1 


Yancey 


10 


19 


29 


1 


6 


1 


11 


19 


10 







District Totals 


170 


223 


393 


7 


75 


22 


79 


183 


210 


+ 


40 



12 



SUPERIOR COURT CIVIL CASES PENDING, FILED AND DISPOSED OF 
January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 





Cases 
Pending 

1/1/78 


Cases 
Filed 
1978 


Total 

Caseload 

1978 




Cases 


Disposed of. 


1978 




Cases 
Pending 

12/31/78 


Increase/ 
Decrease 


District 25 


By 

Jury 


By 

Judge 


By 

Clerk 


Other 


Total 
Dispositions 


in Pending 
Cases 


Burke 

Caldwell 

Catawba 

District Totals 


186 
122 
171 
479 


123 
124 
199 
446 


309 
246 
370 
925 


25 
8 
4 

37 


50 

51 

101 

202 


13 

5 

25 

43 


39 

55 

66 

160 


127 
119 
196 
442 


182 
127 
174 
483 


4 
+ 5 
+ 3 
+ 4 


District 26 























Mecklenburg 1,697 1,637 3,334 

District 27 A 



84 480 149 687 1,400 1,934 +237 



Gaston 


466 


360 


826 


32 


112 


31 


153 


328 


498 


+ 32 


District 27 B 






















Cleveland 


75 


171 


246 


5 


41 


6 


44 


46 


150 


+ 75 


Lincoln 


51 


55 


106 


1 


20 


7 


33 


61 


45 


6 


District Totals 


126 


226 


352 


6 


61 


13 


77 


157 


195 


+ 69 


District 28 






















Buncombe 


542 


453 


995 


41 


244 


33 


309 


627 


368 


-174 


District 29 






















Henderson 


162 


S3 


245 


5 


40 


9 


33 


87 


158 


4 


McDowell 


39 


39 


78 


1 


10 


4 


II 


26 


52 


+ 13 


Polk 


22 


22 


44 





10 


1 


13 


24 


20 





Rutherford 


57 


80 


137 





31 


5 


18 


54 


83 


+ 26 


Transylvania 


51 


38 


89 





12 


4 


II 


27 


(.2 


+ II 


District Totals 


331 


262 


593 


6 


103 


23 


86 


218 


375 


+ 44 


District 30 






















Cherokee 


51 


19 


70 


II 


16 


1 


18 


46 


24 


- 27 


Clay 


5 


8 


13 





1 





5 


6 


7 


+ 2 


Graham 


12 


12 


24 





6 


1 


3 


10 


14 


+ 2 


Haywood 


123 


88 


211 





65 


8 


32 


IDS 


106 


■ 17 


Jackson 


155 


72 


227 


8 


43 


1 


21 


73 


154 


1 


Macon 


123 


40 


163 





26 


3 


31 


60 


103 


- 20 


Swain 


35 


15 


50 





18 


2 


7 


27 


23 


12 


District Totals 


504 


254 


758 


!9 


175 


16 


117 


327 


431 


- 73 



STATE TOTALS 14,660 11,541 



26,201 



611 



3,954 



1,012 



5,339 



10,916 15,285 



+625 



13 



RATIOS OF SUPERIOR COURT CIVIL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL CASELOAD, AND RATIOS 
OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1978 TO CASES DISPOSED OF DURING 1978* 







Total 


% of Dis- 


Total Cases 


Total 


% of Pending 


County 




Total 


Dispo- 


positions 


Pending 


Dispo- 


Cases to 


Ranking 


District 1 


Caseload 


sitions 


to Caseload 


12/31/78 


sitions 


Dispositions 


on Ratios 


Camden 


19 


9 


47.4% 


10 


9 


111.1% 


20 


Chowan 


42 


12 


28.6% 


30 


12 


250.0% 


94 


Currituck 


48 


15 


31.3% 


33 


15 


220.0% 


s^ 


Dare 


156 


48 


30.8% 


108 


4X 


225.0% 


88 


Gates 


IS 


6 


33.3% 


12 


6 


200.0%. 


78 


Pasquotank 


84 


52 


61.9% 


32 


52 


61.5%. 


4 


Perquimans 


23 


12 


52.2% 


II 


12 


91.7%. 


14 


District Totals 


390 


154 


39.5% 


236 


154 


153.2% 




District 2 
















Beaufort 


158 


72 


45.6% 


86 


72 


119.4% 


28 


Hyde 


26 


1 1 


42.3% 


15 


II 


136.4% 


37 


Martin 


68 


28 


41.2% 


40 


28 


142.9% 


46 


Tyrrell 


12 


2 


16.7% 


10 


2 


500.0 C 7 


99 


Washington 


50 


17 


34.0% 


33 


17 


194.1%. 


76 


District Totals 


314 


130 


41.4% 


184 


130 


141.5% 




District 3 
















Carteret 


229 


85 


37.1% 


144 


85 


169.4% 


65 


Craven 


287 


Ml 


38.7% 


176 


111 


185.6%. 


60 


Pamlico 


39 


14 


35.9% 


25 


14 


178.6% 


70 


Pitt 


304 


127 


41.8% 


177 


127 


139.4% 


41 


District Totals 


859 


337 


39.2% 


522 


337 


154.9% 




District 4 
















Duplin 


95 


42 


44.2% 


53 


42 


126.2% 


33 


Jones 


40 


14 


35.0% 


26 


14 


185.7%, 


^4 


Onslow 


246 


102 


41.5% 


144 


102 


141.2% 


44 


Sampson 


184 


100 


54.3% 


84 


100 


84.0%. 


9 


District Totals 


565 


258 


45.7% 


307 


258 


119.0% 




District 5 
















New Hanover 


406 


128 


31.5% 


278 


128 


217.2% 


86 


Pender 


70 


12 


17.1% 


58 


12 


483.3% 


98 


District Totals 


476 


140 


29.4%. 


336 


140 


240.0% 




District 6 
















Bertie 


S7 


33 


37.9% 


54 


33 


163.6% 


63 


Halifax 


164 


63 


38.4%, 


101 


63 


160.3% 


61 


Hertford 


104 


43 


41.3% 


61 


43 


141.9% 


45 


Northampton 


74 


32 


43.2% 


42 


32 


131.3% 


35 


District Totals 


429 


171 


39.9% 


258 


171 


150.9% 





*Total caseload, reported in the first column, is the number of cases pending January I, 1978, plus the number filed during 1978. 

The county ranking, reported in the last column, is for both ratios reported in this table, and each county's rank is the same for both ratios. The county 

ranked "I" had the highest percentage of cases disposed to total caseload and the lowest percentage of pending cases to dispositions during 1978. 



14 



RATIOS OF SUPERIOR COURT CIVIL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL CASELOAD, AND RATIOS 
OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1978 TO CASES DISPOSED OF DURING 1978* 



District 7 

Edgecombe 

Nash 

Wilson 

District Totals 



Total 
Caseload 

188 
335 
301 
824 



Total 


% of Dis- 


Total Cases 


Total 


% 


of Pending 


County 


Dispo- 


positions 


Pending 


Dispo- 




Cases to 


Ranking 


sitions 


to Caseload 


12/31/78 


sitions 


|] 


dispositions 


on Ratios 


68 


36.2% 


120 


68 




176.5% 


69 


153 


45.7% 


182 


153 




119.09? 


27 


109 


36.2% 


192 


109 




176.1%, 


68 


330 


40.0% 


494 


330 




149.7%, 





District 8 

Greene 
Lenoir 
Wayne 

District Totals 



34 
304 
431 
769 



14 
149 
195 
358 



41.2% 
49.0% 
45.2% 
46.6% 



20 
155 
236 
411 



14 
149 
195 
358 



142.99? 
104.0% 
121.0%, 

114.8% 



47 
18 
30 



District 9 

Franklin 

Granville 

Person 

Vance 

Warren 

District Totals 



131 

78 
77 

174 
73 

533 



47 
36 
25 

XI 

5 

194 



35.9% 
46.2% 
32.5% 
46.6% 
6.8%, 
36.4% 



K4 
42 
52 
93 
68 
339 



47 
36 
25 

SI 

5 
194 



178.7%, 
116.7%, 
208.0% 
114.8%, 
1,306.0%, 
174.7% 



72 
24 
82 
23 
100 



District 10 
Wake 



2,287 



1,046 



45.7% 



1,241 



1,046 



118.6% 



26 



District 11 

Harnett 

Johnston 

Lee 

District Totals 



248 
252 
172 
672 



102 

74 

97 

273 



41.1% 

29.4% 
56.4% 
40.6% 



146 

178 

75 

399 



102 
74 
97 

273 



143.1% 
240.5% 

77.3% 
146.2% 



48 

93 

6 



District 12 

Cumberland 
Hoke 

District Totals 



715 

25 

740 



321 

10 

331 



44.9% 
40.0%, 
44.7% 



394 
15 

409 



321 

10 

331 



122.7%, 
150.0% 

123.6% 



31 

si 



District 13 

Bladen 

Brunswick 

Columbus 

District Totals 



70 
174 
250 
494 



28 

70 

93 

191 



40.0%, 
40.2% 
37.2% 
38.7% 



42 
104 
157 
303 



28 

70 

93 

191 



1 50.0% 
148.6% 
168.6%, 
158.6% 



52 

so 

64 



District 14 
Durham 



1,296 



394 



30.4%, 



902 



394 



228.9%, 



89 



District 15 A 
Alamance 



262 



123 



46.9% 



139 



123 



113.0% 



22 



Total caseload, reported in the first column, is thenumberof cases pending January I, 1978, plus the number filed during 1978. 

The county ranking, reported in the last column, \sioxboth ratios reported in this table, and each county's rank is the same for both ratios. The county 

ranked "I" had the highest percentage of cases disposed to total caseload and the lowest percentage of pending cases to dispositions during 1978. 



15 



RATIOS OF SUPERIOR COURT CIVIL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL CASELOAD, AND RATIOS 
OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 3l, 1978 TO CASES DISPOSED OF DURING 1978* 



District 15 B 


Total 
Caseload 


Total 
Dispo- 
sitions 


% of Dis- 
positions 
to Caseload 


Total Cases 
Pending 

12/31/78 


Total 
Dispo- 
sitions 


% of Pending 

Cases to 
Dispositions 


County 

Ranking 

on Ratios 


Chatham 
Orange 

District Totals 


115 
292 
407 


45 
138 
183 


39.1% 

47.3% 
45.0% 


70 
154 
224 


45 
138 
183 


155.6% 
111.6% 

122.4% 


58 
21 


District 16 
















Robeson 
Scotland 

District Totals 


149 

39 

188 


63 

14 

77 


42.3% 
35.9% 
41.0% 


86 

25 

111 


63 
14 

77 


136.5% 
178.6% 

144.2% 


38 

71 


District 17 
















Caswell 
Rockingham 
Stokes 
Surry 

District Totals 


25 

271 

49 

243 

588 


6 

113 

26 

81 

226 


24.0% 
41.7% 
53.1% 
33.3% 
38.4% 


19 
158 

23 
162 
362 


6 

113 
26 
81 

226 


316.7% 
139.8% 
88.5% 
200.0% 
160.2% 


47 
42 
12 
79 


District 18 
















Guilford 
Greensboro 
High Point 
District Totals 


1,445 

454 

1,899 


601 
156 
757 


41.6% 
34.4% 
39.9% 


844 

298 

1,142 


601 
156 

757 


140.4% 
191.0% 
150.9% 


53 


District 19 
















Cabarrus 
Montgomery 
Randolph 
Rowan 
District Totals 


273 
40 
289 
242 
844 


70 

13 

114 

102 

299 


25.6% 
32.5% 
39.4% 
42.1% 
35.4% 


203 
27 
175 
140 
545 


70 

13 

114 

102 

299 


290.0% 

207.7%, 
153.5% 

137.3%: 

182.3% 


96 

SI 
56 

3^ 


District 20 
















Anson 
Moore 
Richmond 
Stanly 
Union 
District Totals 


122 
165 
129 
117 
195 
728 


36 
56 
36 
40 
63 
231 


29.5% 
33.9% 
27.9% 
34.2% 
32.3% 
31.7% 


86 

109 

93 

77 

132 

497 


36 
56 
36 
40 
63 
231 


238.9% 
194.6% 
258.3% 
192.5% 
209.5% 
215.2% 


^2 
77 
95 
75 


District 21 
















Forsyth 


1,336 


530 


39.7% 


806 


530 


152.1% 


55 


District 22 
















Alexander 
Davidson 
Davie 
Iredell 
District Totals 


42 
274 

49 
298 
663 


18 
119 

25 
160 
322 


42.9% 
43.4% 
51.0% 
53.7% 
48.6% 


24 
155 

24 
138 
341 


18 
119 

25 
160 
322 


133.3% 
130.3% 

96.0%. 

86.3% 
105.9% 


34 

15 

1 1 



* Total caseload, reported in the first column, isthe number of cases pending January I. 1978. plus the number filed during 1978. 

The county ranking, reported in the last column, is for both ratios reported in this table, and each county's rank is the same for both ratios. The county 

ranked "I" had the highest percentage of cases disposed to total caseload and the lowest percentage of pending cases to dispositions during 1978. 



16 



RATIOS OF SUPERIOR COURT CIVIL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL CASELOAD, AND RATIOS 
OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1978 TO CASES DISPOSED OF DURING 1978* 



District 23 



Burke 

Caldwell 

Catawba 

District Totals 



Total 
Caseload 



Total 
Dispo- 
sitions 



% of Dis- 
positions 
to Caseload 



Total Cases 
Pending 

12/31/78 



Total 
Dispo- 
sitions 



% of Pending 

Cases to 
Dispositions 



309 
246 
370 
925 



127 
119 
196 
442 



41.1% 
48.4% 
53.0% 
47.8% 



182 
127 
174 
483 



127 
119 
196 
442 



143.3% 

106.7%, 

88.8% 

109.3% 



County 

Ranking 

on Ratios 



Alleghany 


44 


20 


45.5% 


24 


20 


120.0% 


29 


Ashe 


82 


26 


31.7% 


56 


26 


215.4% 


xs 


Wilkes 


259 


94 


36.3% 


165 


94 


175.5% 


67 


Yadkin 


77 


39 


50.6% 


38 


39 


97.4% 


16 


District Totals 


462 


179 


38.7% 


283 


179 


158.1% 




District 24 
















Avery 


81 


31 


38.3% 


50 


31 


161.3% 


62 


Madison 


65 


29 


44.6% 


36 


29 


124.1% 


32 


Mitchell 


63 


19 


30.2% 


44 


19 


231.6% 


91 


Watauga 


155 


85 


54.8% 


70 


85 


82.4% 


7 


Yancey 


29 


19 


65.5% 


10 


19 


52.6% 


2 


District Totals 


393 


183 


46.6% 


210 


183 


114.8% 




District 25 

















49 
19 
13 



District 26 
Mecklenburg 

District 27 A 
Gaston 



3,334 



826 



1,400 



328 



42.0% 



39.7% 



1,934 



498 



1,400 



328 



138.L 



151.8% 



40 



54 



District 27 B 



Cleveland 


246 


96 


39.0% 


150 


96 


156.3%, 


59 


Lincoln 


106 


61 


57.5% 


45 


61 


73.8% 


5 


District Totals 


352 


157 


44.6% 


195 


157 


124.2% 





District 28 
Buncombe 



995 



627 



63.0% 



368 



627 



58.7% 



District 29 



Henderson 


245 


87 


35.5% 


158 


K7 


181.6% 


73 


McDowell 


78 


26 


33.3% 


52 


26 


200.0%, 


SO 


Polk 


44 


24 


54.5% 


20 


24 


83.3% 


8 


Rutherford 


137 


54 


39.4% 


83 


54 


153.7% 


57 


Transylvania 


89 


27 


30.3% 


62 


27 


229.6% 


90 


District Totals 


593 


218 


36.8% 


375 


218 


172.0% 




District 30 
















Cherokee 


70 


46 


65.71a 


24 


46 


52.2% 


1 


Clay 


13 


6 


46.2% 


7 


6 


116.7% 


25 


Graham 


24 


10 


41.7% 


14 


10 


140.0% 


43 


Haywood 


211 


105 


49.8% 


106 


105 


101.0% 


17 


Jackson 


227 


73 


32.2% 


154 


73 


211.0% 


84 


Macon 


163 


60 


36.8% 


103 


60 


171.7% 


66 


Swain 


50 


27 


54.0% 


23 


27 


85.2% 


10 


District Totals 


758 


327 


43.1% 


431 


327 


131.8% 





STATE TOTALS 



26,201 



10,916 



41.7% 



15,285 



10,916 



140.0% 



♦Total caseload, reported in the first column, is the number of cases pending January 1, 1978, plus the number filed during 1978. 

The county ranking, reported in the last column, is for both ratios reported in this table, and each county's rank is the same for both ratios. The county 

ranked "1" had the highest percentage of cases disposed to total caseload and the lowest percentage of pending cases to dispositions during 1978. 

17 



District 1 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF SUPERIOR COURT CIVIL CASES 

January I, 1978 — December 31, 1978 

Average 
Total Less Than 30-90 91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years Greater Time 

Disposed 30 Days Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. Than 4 Yrs. (In Days) 



Camden 
% of Total 


9 


1 
11.1% 


1 
11.1% 


1 

11.1% 


1 
11.1% 


2 
22.2% 


3 
33.3% 




434.6 


Chowan 
% of Total 


12 


1 

8.3% 




2 
16.7% 


2 
16.7% 


4 
33.3% 


1 
8.3% 


2 
16.7% 


1.099.4 


Currituck 
% of Total 


l r > 




3 
20.0% 


1 

6.7% 


1 

6.7% 


3 
20.0% 


4 

26.7% 


3 
20.0% 


917.1 


Dare 
% of Total 


4X 


3 
6.3% 


4 

8.3% 


6 

12.5% 


12 

25.0% 


9 

18.8%, 


11 

22.9% 


3 

6.3% 


535.7 


Gates 

% of Total 


6 




2 
33.3% 




1 

16.7% 


1 

16.7% 


1 

16.7% 


1 

16.7% 


1,046.0 


Pasquotank 
% of Total 

Perquimans 
% of Total 


52 
12 


4 

7.7% 

2 
16.7% 


8 

15.4% 

1 
8.3% 


8 
15.4% 

1 
8.3% 


10 

19.2% 

4 

33.3% 


9 

17.3% 

3 
25.0% 


11 

21.2% 

1 

8.3% 


2 
3.8% 


420.3 
309. 1 


District Totals 
% of Total 


154 


11 

7.1% 


19 

12.3% 


19 

12.3% 


31 

20.1% 


31 

20.1% 


32 

20.8% 


11 

7.1% 


574.1 


District 2 




















Beaufort 
% of Total 


72 


5 
6.9% 


7 
9.7% 


2 
2.8% 


11 
15.3% 


13 
18.1% 


13 
18.1% 


21 

29.2% 


1.112.9 


Hyde 

% of Total 


II 




1 

9.1% 




1 

9.1%, 


8 

72.7% 




1 
9.1% 


717.0 


Martin 
% of Total 


2X 


4 
14.3% 


5 
17.9% 


6 

21.4% 


6 

21.4% 


5 

17.9% 


2 
7.1% 




261.2 


Tyrrell 

% of Total 


2 








2 
100.0% 








332.0 


Washington 
% of Total 


17 




7 
41.2% 


3 
17.6% 


4 
23.5% 


2 
11.8% 


1 
5.9% 




229.8 


District Totals 
% of Total 


130 


9 

6.9% 


20 

15.4% 


11 

8.5% 


24 

18.5% 


28 

21.5% 


16 

12.3% 


22 
16.9% 


768.5 


District 3 




















Carteret 
% of Total 


85 


2 
2.4% 


17 
20.0% 


5 
5.9% 


24 

28.2% 


15 

17.6% 


19 

22.4% 


3 

3.5% 


458.8 


Craven 
% of Total 


III 


8 
7.2% 


17 
15.3% 


11 
9.9% 


17 
15.3% 


21 
18.9% 


35 
31.5% 


2 
1.8% 


491.4 


Pamlico 
% of Total 


14 




1 

7.1% 


2 
14.3% 


2 
14.3% 


4 
28.6% 


4 

28.6%: 


1 
7.1% 


688.7 


Pitt 
% of Total 


127 


11 

8.7% 


22 
17.3% 


18 

14.2% 


23 

18.1% 


33 
26.0% 


15 
11.8% 


5 
3.9% 


425.5 


District Totals 
% of Total 


337 


21 

6.2% 


57 
16.9% 


36 

10.7% 


66 
19.6% 


73 
21.7% 


73 
21.7% 


11 

3.3% 


466.5 


District 4 





















Duplin 
%, of Total 

Jones 

% of Total 
Onslow 

% of Total 
Sampson 

%, of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



42 

14 

102 

100 

258 



4 

9.5% 

1 
7.1% 

4 
3.9' , 

10 
10.0% 

19 

7.4% 



6 
14.3% 

1 

7.1% 

19 

18.6% 

20 
20.0% 

46 

17.8% 



4.8% 

1 
7.1% 

6 

5.9% 

14 
14.0% 

23 
8.9% 



7 
16.7% 

3 

21.4% 

26 

25.5% 

19 
19.0% 

55 
21.3% 



10 

23.8% 

6 

42.9% 

26 

25.5% 

24 
24.0% 

66 

25.6% 



10 

23.8% 

2 
14.3% 

19 
18.6% 

13 

13.0% 

44 

17.1% 



3 

7.1% 



2 
2.0% 



5 
1.9% 



607.9 
453.5 
456.1 
355.0 
441.5 



IK 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF SUPERIOR COURT CIVIL C ASKS 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



District 5 



Franklin 
% of Total 

Granville 
% of Total 

Person 

% of Total 
Vance 

% of Total 

Warren 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



Total 
Disposed 



Less Than 
30 Days 



30-90 
Days 



91-180 
Days 



181 Davs 



1 Year 



2 Years 



Greater 



Average 
Time 



To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. Than 4 Yrs. (In Days) 



New Hanover 
% of Total 


128 


11 

8.6% 


17 
13.3% 


19 

14.8% 


28 
21.9% 


33 

25.8% 


15 
11.7% 


5 
3.9% 


416.0 


Pender 
% of Total 


12 


1 

8.3% 


1 

8.3% 


2 
16.7% 


3 

25.0% 


1 

8.3% 


1 

8.3% 


3 

25.0% 


976.0 


District Totals 
% of Total 


140 


12 

8.6% 


18 

12.9% 


21 

15.0% 


31 

22.1% 


34 

24.3% 


16 

11.4% 


8 

5.7% 


464.0 


District 6 




















Bertie 
% of Total 


33 


2 
6.1% 


1 

3.0% 


2 
6.1% 


4 

12.1% 


6 

18.2% 


8 

24.2% 


10 

30.3% 


1,262.9 


Halifax 
% of Total 


63 


2 
3.2% 


12 
19.0% 


9 
14.3% 


20 

31.7% 


10 
15.9% 


5 
7.9% 


5 
7.9%, 


470. 1 


Hertford 
% of Total 


43 


1 
2.3% 


10 

23.3% 


1 
2.3% 


10 

23.3% 


10 

23.3% 


9 

20.9% 


2 
4.7% 


533.9 


Northampton 
% of Total 


32 


1 
3.1% 


5 
15.6% 




8 

25.0% 


8 
25.0% 


7 
21.9% 


3 
9.4%, 


624.1 


District Totals 
% of Total 


171 


6 

3.5% 


28 

16.4% 


12 

7.0% 


42 

24.6% 


34 

19.9% 


29 

17.0% 


20 

11.7% 


668.0 


District 7 




















Edgecombe 
% of Total 


68 


4 

5.9% 


12 

17.6% 


10 

14.7% 


16 

23.5% 


8 
11.8% 


14 
20.6%, 


4 
5.9% 


523.4 


Nash 

% of Total 


153 


7 
4.6% 


9 

5.9% 


14 

9.2% 


38 
24.8% 


21 

13.7% 


32 
20.9%, 


32 
20.9%, 


826.5 


Wilson 
% of Total 


109 


6 

5.5% 


21 
19.3% 


13 

11.9% 


11 
10.1% 


23 
21.1% 


21 
19.3% 


14 

12.8%, 


652.7 


District Totals 
% of Total 


330 


17 

5.2% 


42 

12.7% 


37 
11.2% 


65 

19.7% 


52 
15.8% 


67 

20.3% 


50 

15.2% 


706.7 


District 8 




















Greene 
% of Total 


14 


1 

7.1% 




4 
28.6% 


3 

21.4% 


4 

28.6% 


2 
14.3% 




394.8 


Lenoir 
% of Total 


149 


3 

2.0% 


19 

12.8% 


15 
10.1% 


21 
14.1% 


15 
10.1% 


47 
31.5% 


29 
19.5%, 


1 ,000.4 


Wayne 
% of Total 


195 


15 

7.7% 


21 
10.8% 


16 

8.2% 


22 
11.3% 


30 

15.4% 


57 
29.2% 


34 

17.4% 


840.4 


District Totals 
% of Total 


358 


19 

5.3% 


40 

11.2% 


35 

9.8% 


46 

12.8% 


49 

13.7% 


106 

29.6% 


63 

17.6% 


889.6 


District 9 





















47 
36 

25 
XI 
5 

194 



3 

6.4% 

2 
5.6% 

3 
12.0% 

1 

1.2% 

1 
20.0% 

10 

5.2% 



17.0% 

3 

8.3% 

2 
8.0% 

6 

7.4% 

1 

20.0% 

20 

10.3% 



11 

23.4% 

6 
16.7% 

2 
8.0% 

8 
9.9% 

1 
20.0% 

28 

14.4% 



17.0% 

4 
11.1% 

9 
36.0% 

9 

11.1% 

1 
20.0% 

31 

16.0% 



6 

12.8% 

2 
5.6% 

7 
28.0% 

15 

18.5% 



30 

15.5% 



10 
21.3% 

9 

25.0% 

2 
8.0% 

2 
2.5% 



23 

11.9% 



1 
2.1%, 

10 

27.8%, 



40 

49.4%, 

1 
20.0% 

52 
26.8% 



421.3 
1.154.3 

347.3 
1.538.2 

808.0 
1,024.1 



19 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF SUPERIOR COURT CIVIL CASES 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



District 10 



Chatham 
% of Total 

Orange 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



Average 
Total Less Than 30-90 91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years Greater Time 

Disposed 30 Days Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. Than 4 Yrs. (In Days) 



Wake 
% of Total 


1,046 


47 

4.5% 


137 

13.1% 


114 

10.9% 


146 
14.0% 


234 

22.4% 


322 
30.8% 


46 

4.4% 


574.0 


District 11 




















Harnett 
% of Total 


102 


5 
4.9% 


13 

12.7% 


12 

11.8% 


12 
11.8% 


13 

12.7% 


43 

42.2% 


4 

3.9% 


645.3 


Johnston 
% of Total 


74 


11 

14.9% 


10 

13.5% 


10 

13.5% 


13 

17.6% 


22 
29.7% 


7 
9.5% 


1 

1.4% 


373.9 


Lee 
% of Total 


97 


8 

8.2% 


9 

9.3% 


16 
16.5% 


18 
18.6% 


12 

12.4% 


16 
16.5% 


18 
18.6% 


753.8 


District Totals 
% of Total 


273 


24 

8.8% 


32 

11.7% 


38 

13.9% 


43 

15.8% 


47 
17.2% 


66 

24.2%. 


23 

8.4% 


610.3 


District 12 




















Cumberland 
% of Total 


321 


18 
5.6% 


40 
12.5% 


47 
14.6%, 


70 
21.8% 


84 

26.2% 


51 
15.9% 


11 
3.4% 


435.8 


Hoke 
% of Total 


10 


1 

10.0% 


1 
10.0% 




6 
60.0% 


1 
10.0% 


1 
10.0% 




308.4 


District Totals 
% of Total 


331 


19 

5.7% 


41 

12.4% 


47 

14.2% 


76 
23.0% 


85 

25.7% 


52 
15.7% 


11 

3.3% 


431.9 


District 13 




















Bladen 
% of Total 


2X 




4 
14.3% 


7 
25.0% 


9 

32.1% 


4 

14.3% 


4 
14.3% 




333.6 


Brunswick 
% of Total 


70 


1 

1.4% 


3 

4.3% 


2 
2.9% 


7 
10.0%, 


17 
24.3% 


22 
31.4% 


18 
25.7% 


1,085.6 


Columbus 
% of Total 


93 


3 
3.2% 


10 
10.8% 


12 
12.9% 


3 

3.2% 


23 
24.7% 


23 
24.7% 


19 

20.4%, 


877.8 


District Totals 
% of Total 


191 


4 

2.1% 


17 

8.9% 


21 
11.0% 


19 

9.9% 


44 

23.0% 


49 

25.7% 


37 
19.4% 


874.2 


District 14 




















Durham 
% of Total 


394 


15 

3.8% 


40 

10.2% 


32 

8.1% 


41 
10.4% 


54 

13.7% 


110 

27.9% 


102 

25.9% 


863.2 


District 15 A 




















Alamance 
% of Total 


123 


17 
13.8% 


19 

15.4% 


17 

13.8% 


30 

24.4% 


21 

17.1% 


17 

13.8% 


2 
1.6% 


338.7 


District 15B 





















4S 
138 
183 



3 
6.7% 

5 
3.6% 

8 

4.4% 



4 

8.9% 

8 

5.8% 

12 

6.6% 



4 

8.9% 

5 

3.6% 

9 

4.9% 



12 

26.7% 

20 

14.5% 

32 

17.5% 



11 

24.4% 

41 

29.7% 

52 
28.4% 



17.8% 

44 
31.9% 

52 
28.4% 



3 
6.7% 

15 
10.9%, 

18 

9.8% 



557.8 
715.8 
676.9 



20 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF SUPERIOR COURT CIVIL CASES 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



District 16 



Anson 

% of Total 

Moore 
% of Total 

Richmond 
% of Total 

Stanly 

% of Total 
Union 

% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



Average 
Total Less Than 30-90 91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years Greater Time 

Disposed 30 Days Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. Than 4 Yrs. (In Days) 



Robeson 
% of Total 


63 




9 

14.3% 


7 
11.1% 


17 

27.0% 


23 
36.5% 


7 
11.1% 




385.4 


Scotland 
% of Total 


14 


1 

7.1% 


4 

28.6% 


2 
14.3% 


4 

28.6% 


1 
7.1% 


2 
14.3% 




256.9 


District Totals 
% of Total 


77 


1 

1.3% 


13 
16.9% 


9 

11.7% 


21 

27.3% 


24 

31.2% 


9 

11.7% 




362.0 


District 17 




















Caswell 
% of Total 


6 




2 
33.3% 




2 
33.3% 


1 

16.7% 




1 

16.7% 


432.6 


Rockingham 
% of Total 


113 


8 
7.1% 


27 
23.9% 


21 
18.6% 


22 
19.5% 


26 
23.0% 


9 

8.0% 




276.0 


Stokes 
% of Total 


26 


2 
7.7% 


2 
7.7% 


1 

3.8% 


6 
23.1% 


10 

38.5% 


5 
19.2% 




443.4 


Surry 

% of Total 


81 


6 

7.4% 


16 

19.8% 


7 
8.6% 


9 

11.1% 


34 

42.0% 


8 
9.9% 


1 

1.2% 


403.9 


District Totals 
% of Total 


226 


16 

7.1% 


47 
20.8% 


29 

12.8% 


39 

17.3% 


71 

31.4% 


22 

9.7% 


2 
0.9% 


345.3 


District 18 




















Guilford 
Greensboro 
% of Total 


601 


28 
4.7% 


102 
17.0% 


66 
11.0% 


104 

17.3% 


165 

27.5% 


110 

18.3% 


26 

4.3% 


472.4 


High Point 
% of Total 


156 


7 
4.5% 


35 
22.4% 


32 
20.5% 


30 
19.2% 


21 
13.5% 


24 
15.4% 


7 
4.5% 


4166 


District Totals 
% of Total 


757 


35 

4.6% 


137 
18.1% 


98 

12.9% 


134 

17.7% 


186 

24.6% 


134 

17.7% 


33 

4.4% 


460.9 


District 19 




















Cabarrus 
% of Total 


70 


6 

8.6% 


9 

12.9% 


7 
10.0% 


9 

12.9% 


10 

14.3% 


28 
40.0%, 


1 
1.4% 


579.7 


Montgomery 
% of Total 


13 




1 
7.7% 


2 
15.4% 


4 

30.8% 


2 
15.4% 


4 
30.8% 




482.0 


Randolph 
% of Total 


114 


8 

7.0% 


25 
21.9% 


19 

16.7% 


21 

18.4% 


25 
21.9% 


15 
13.2% 


1 
0.9% 


339.3 


Rowan 
% of Total 


102 


16 
15.7% 


18 
17.6% 


11 
10.8% 


34 
33.3% 


17 
16.7% 


6 

5.9% 




238.5 


District Totals 
% of Total 


299 


30 
10.0% 


53 

17.7% 


39 

13.0% 


69 

22.7%, 


54 

18.1% 


53 

17.7% 


2 
0.7% 


367.3 


District 20 





















36 
56 
36 
40 
53 
231 



1 

2.8% 

2 
3.6% 



1 
2.5% 

2 
3.2% 

6 

2.6% 



3 
8.3% 

6 
10.7% 

4 
11.1% 

5 
12.5% 

,6 

9.5% 

24 
10.4% 



2 
5.6% 

8 
14.3% 

5 
13.9% 

10 

25.0% 

12 
19.0% 

37 
16.0% 



6 
16.7% 

10 

17.9% 

6 
16.7% 

8 
20.0% 

15 

23.8% 

45 

19.5% 



14 

38.9% 

12 
21.4% 

10 

27.8% 

12 
30.0% 

16 

25.4% 

64 

27.7% 



10 

27.8% 

15 

26.8% 

11 

30.6% 

4 
10.0%, 

10 

15.9% 

50 

21.6% 



3 
5.4% 



2 

3.2% 

5 
2.2% 



544.2 
656.0 
515.6 
383.7 
458.9 
515.8 



21 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF SUPERIOR COURT CIVIL CASES 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



District 21 



Burke 
% of Total 

Caldwell 
% of Total 

Catawba 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



Total 
Disposed 



Less Than 
30 Days 



30-90 
Days 



91-180 
Days 



181 Days 
To 1 Yr. 



1 Year 
To 2 Yrs. 



2 Years 
To 4 Yrs. 



Greater 
Than 4 Yrs. 



127 
119 
196 
442 



9 

7.1% 

5 

4.2% 

11 

5.6% 

25 
5.7% 



14 
11.0% 

16 
13.4% 

30 
15.3% 

60 

13.6% 



28 

22.0% 

9 

7.6% 

20 
10.2% 

57 
12.9% 



40 

31.5% 

35 

29.4% 

53 

27.0% 

128 

29.0% 



33 
26.0% 

46 

38.7% 

65 

33.2% 

144 

32.6% 



3 

2.4% 

7 
5.9% 

17 
8.7% 

27 
6.1% 



0.8% 



1 

0.2% 



Average 

Time 
(In Days) 



Forsyth 
% of Total 


530 


37 

7.0% 


77 

14.5% 


55 
10.4% 


81 

15.3% 


129 

24.3% 


113 

21.3% 


38 

7.2% 


566.2 


District 22 




















Alexander 
% of Total 


18 


3 

16.7% 


1 

5.6% 


5.6% 


10 

55.6% 


1 

5.6% 


1 
5.6% 


I 
5.6% 


349.8 


Davidson 
% of Total 


119 


6 
5.0% 


19 
16.0% 


15 
12.6% 


31 
26.1% 


37 
31.3% 


10 

8.4% 


1 
0.8% 


348.6 


Davie 
% of Total 


25 




4 
16.0% 


3 
12.0% 


8 
32.0% 


8 

32.0% 


2 
8.0% 




318.7 


Iredell 
% of Total 


160 


7 
4.4% 


34 
21.3% 


13 

8.1% 


44 

27.5% 


56 

35.0% 


6 

3.8% 




303.2 


District Totals 
% of Total 


322 


16 

5.0% 


58 

18.0% 


32 

9.9% 


93 

28.9% 


102 

31.7% 


19 

5.9% 


2 
0.6% 


323.8 


District 23 




















Alleghany 
% of Total 


20 


1 

5.0% 


6 
30.0% 


3 
15.0% 


5 
25.0%, 


4 
20.0% 


1 

5.0% 




249.1 


Ashe 
% of Total 


26 


1 

3.8% 


1 
3.8% 


2 
7.7% 


7 
26.9% 


10 

38.5% 


5 
19.2% 




468.9 


Wilkes 
% of Total 


94 


7 
7.4% 


16 

17.0% 


12 
12.8% 


31 

33.0% 


22 
23.4% 


6 

6.4% 




288.4 


Yadkin 
% of Total 


39 


2 
5.1% 


4 
10.3% 


3 

7.7% 


9 

23.1% 


13 

33.3% 


8 
20.5% 




424.7 


District Totals 
% of Total 


179 


11 

6.1% 


27 

15.1% 


20 

11.2% 


52 
29.1% 


49 

27.4% 


20 

11.2% 




339.9 


District 24 




















Avery 
% of Total 


31 


1 

3.2% 


4 
12.9% 


5 
16.1% 


6 
19.4% 


10 

32.3% 


5 
16.1% 




395.9 


Madison 
% of Total 


29 


2 
6.9% 


3 
10.3% 


4 
13.8% 


12 

41.4% 


8 
27.6% 






280.1 


Mitchell 
% of Total 


19 


4 
21.1% 


4 
21.1% 


3 
15.8% 


5 

26.3% 


1 

5.3% 


2 
10.5% 




209.4 


Watauga 
% of Total 


85 


7 
8.2% 


17 
20.0%. 


6 

7.1% 


17 

20.0% 


30 

35.3% 


7 
8.2% 


1 

1.2% 


379.5 


Yancey 
% of Total 


19 


2 
10.5% 


4 
21.1% 


2 
10.5% 


7 
36.8% 


3 

15.8% 


1 

5.3% 




244.5 


District Totals 
% of Total 


183 


16 

8.7% 


32 

17.5% 


20 
10.9% 


47 

25.7% 


52 
28.4% 


15 

8.2% 


1 

0.5% 


334.9 


District 25 





















273.3 
357.2 
343.6 
327.0 



22 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF SUPERIOR COURT CIVIL CASES 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



District 26 



Cherokee 
% of Total 

Clay 

% of Total 

Graham 
% of Total 

Haywood 
% of Total 

Jackson 
% of Total 

Macon 
% of Total 

Swain 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



Average 
Total Less Than 30-90 91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years Greater Time 

Disposed 30 Days Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. Than 4 Yrs. (In Days) 



Mecklenburg 
% of Total 


1,400 


70 

5.0% 


215 

15.4% 


188 

13.4% 


259 

18.5% 


472 
33.7% 


166 
11.9% 


30 

2.1% 


413.0 


District 27 A 




















Gaston 
% of Total 


328 


24 

7.3% 


49 

14.9% 


43 

13.1% 


64 

19.5% 


113 

34.5% 


33 
10.1% 


2 
0.6% 


373.0 


District 27 B 




















Cleveland 
% of Total 


96 


13 

13.5% 


17 

17.7% 


10 
10.4% 


29 
30.2% 


18 

18.8% 


8 
8.3% 


1 
1.0% 


296.3 


Lincoln 
% of Total 


61 


11 
18.0% 


9 

14.8%, 


7 
11.5% 


19 

31.1% 


15 
24.6% 






243.6 


District Totals 
% of Total 


157 


24 

15.3% 


26 

16.6% 


17 

10.8% 


48 

30.6% 


33 

21.0% 


8 

5.1% 


1 
0.6% 


275.8 


District 28 




















Buncombe 
% of Total 


627 


25 

4.0% 


54 

8.6% 


67 
10.7% 


164 

26.2% 


209 

33.3% 


105 

16.7% 


3 

0.5% 


440.2 


District 29 




















Henderson 
% of Total 


87 


8 

9.2% 


10 
11.5% 


7 
8.0% 


14 
16.1% 


31 

35.6% 


17 
19.5% 




462.2 


McDowell 
% of Total 


26 


2 
7.7% 


4 
15.4% 


3 
11.5% 


8 
30.8% 


5 
19.2% 


4 

15.4% 




316.6 


Polk 

% of Total 


24 


3 
12.5% 


2 
8.3% 


2 
8.3% 


5 

20.8% 


10 

41.7% 


2 
8.3% 




400.9 


Rutherford 
% of Total 


54 


2 
3.7% 


4 

7.4% 


10 
18.5% 


20 

37.0% 


11 

20.4% 


7 
13.0% 




361.9 


Transylvania 
% of Total 


27 




8 

25.9% 


4 

14.8% 


4 
14.8% 


9 

33.3% 


3 
11.1% 




360. 1 


District Totals 
% of Total 


218 


15 

6.9% 


27 

12.4% 


26 
11.9% 


51 

23.4% 


66 

30.3% 


33 

15.1% 




400.6 


District 30 





















46 

6 

10 

105 
73 
60 
27 

327 



10 

9.5% 

3 

4.1% 

2 
3.3% 

3 
111.1% 
18 

5.5% 



3 

6.5% 

3 
50.0% 

2 
20.0% 

10 

9.5% 

1 

1.4% 

6 
10.0% 

1 
3.7% 

26 
8.0% 



2 
4.3% 



4 
40.0% 

5 
4.8% 

7 
9.6% 

7 
11.7% 

1 

3.7% 

26 
8.0% 



6 
13.0% 

3 
50.0% 

1 
10.0% 

12 
11.4% 

5 

6.8% 

10 

16.7% 

5 

18.5% 

42 

12.8% 



12 

26.1% 



2 
20.0% 

51 
48.6% 

10 

13.7% 

20 

33.3% 

8 

29.6% 

103 

31.5% 



23 
50.0%, 



17 
16.2% 

43 
58.9% 

9 
15.0% 

5 
18.5% 

97 

29.7% 



1 
!().()'■; 



4 

5.5% 

6 
10.0%, 

4 

14.8% 

15 

4.6% 



765.0 
175.1 
350.4 
448.9 
793.1 
582.2 
802.7 
615.8 



STATE TOTALS 10,916 627 1,513 1,263 2,114 2,805 1,978 616 

% of Total 5.7% 13.9% 11.6% 19.4% 25.7% 18.1% 5.6% 



516.2 



23 



AGES OF CIVIL CASES PENDING IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1978 



District I 


Total 
Pending 


Less Than 
30 Days 


30-90 
Days 


91-180 
Days 


181 Days 
To 1 Yr. 


1 Year 
To 2 Yrs. 


2 Yea re 
To 4 Yrs. 


Greater 
Than 4 Yrs. 


Average Age 
(In Days) 


Camden 
% of Total 


10 


3 
30.0% 


3 
30.0% 






2 
20.0% 


1 
10.0% 


1 
10.0% 


430.2 


Chowan 
% of Total 


30 


1 

3.3% 


1 
3.3% 


2 
6.7% 


10 

33.3% 


7 
23.3% 


6 
20.0% 


3 
10.0% 


673.4 


Currituck 
% of Total 


33 


5 
15.2% 


5 
15.2% 


2 
6.1% 


13 
39.4% 


6 

18.2% 


2 
6.1% 




286.3 


Dare 
% of Total 


108 


6 

5.6% 


8 

7.4% 


9 

8.3% 


27 
25.0% 


22 
20.4% 


31 

28.7% 


5 
4.6% 


565.4 


Gates 
% of Total 


12 


1 

8.3% 


1 

8.3% 




4 

33.3% 


3 
25.0% 


2 
16.7% 


1 

8.3% 


491.4 


Pasquotank 
% of Total 


32 


2 
6.3% 


7 
21.9% 


8 
25.0% 


6 

18.8% 


4 
12.5% 


4 
12.5% 


1 
3.1% 


315.4 


Perquimans 
% of Total 


11 




3 

27.3% 


3 

27.3% 


1 

9.1% 


1 

9.1% 


3 

27.3% 




431.4 


District Totals 
% of Total 


236 


18 

7.6% 


28 
119% 


24 
10.2% 


61 

25.8% 


45 

19.1% 


49 

20.8% 


11 

4.7% 


490.5 


District 2 




















Beaufort 
% of Total 


86 


6 

7.0% 


5 

5.8% 


8 
9.3% 


15 

17.4% 


24 

27.9% 


14 

16.3% 


14 

16.3% 


872.9 


Hyde 
% of Total 


15 




2 

13.3% 


6 

40.0% 


1 

6.7% 


4 

26.7% 


2 
13.3% 




323.6 


Martin 
% of Total 


40 


1 
2.5% 


4 
10.0% 


5 
12.5% 


11 

27.5% 


12 

30.0% 


6 

15.0% 


1 
2.5% 


449.8 


Tyrrell 
% of Total 


10 


1 

10.0% 




1 
10.0% 


2 
20.0% 


3 
30.0% 


3 
30.0% 




470.5 


Washington 
% of Total 


33 


2 
6.1% 


4 
12.1% 


3 
9.1% 


3 
9.1% 


8 

24.2% 


10 

30.3% 


3 
9.1% 


701.6 


District Totals 
% of Total 


184 


10 

5.4% 


15 

8.2% 


23 

12.5% 


32 

17.4% 


51 

27.7% 


35 
19.0% 


18 

9.8% 


683.5 


District 3 




















Carteret 
% of Total 


144 


2 
1.4% 


10 
6.9% 


11 

7.6% 


54 

37.5% 


35 

24.3% 


27 
18.8% 


5 
3.5% 


520.9 


Craven 
% of Total 


176 


8 

4.5% 


24 
13.6% 


22 
12.5% 


44 
25.0% 


48 

27.3% 


27 
15.3% 


3 
1.7% 


428.0 


Pamlico 
% of Total 


25 




3 
12.0% 


6 

24.0% 


6 

24.0% 


5 
20.0% 


3 
12.0% 


2 
8.0% 


574.2 


Pitt 
% of Total 


177 


16 
9.0% 


11 

6.2% 


33 
18.6% 


34 

19.2% 


46 
26.0% 


31 

17.5% 


6 

3.4% 


462.9 


District Totals 
% of Total 


522 


26 

5.0% 


48 

9.2% 


72 
13.8% 


138 

26.4% 


134 

25.7% 


88 

16.9% 


16 

3.1% 


472.4 


District 4 




















Duplin 
% of Total 


53 


3 

5.7% 


7 
13.2% 


5 
9.4% 


6 
11.3% 


20 

37.7% 


5 

9.4% 


7 
13.2% 


660.7 


Jones 

% of Total 


26 


1 

3.8% 


1 

3.8% 


3 
11.5% 


3 
11.5% 


11 

42.3% 


7 
26.9% 




512.8 


Onslow 
% of Total 


144 


10 

6.9% 


22 
15.3% 


22 
15.3% 


28 
19.4% 


26 
18.1% 


29 
20.1% 


7 
4.9% 


531.9 


Sampson 
% of Total 


84 


4 

4.8% 


21 
25.0% 


10 
11.9% 


23 
27.4% 


16 
19.0% 


4 
4.8% 


6 
7.1% 


376.2 


District Totals 
% of Total 


307 


18 

5.9% 


51 

16.6% 


40 

13.0% 


60 

19.5% 


73 
23.8% 


45 

14.7% 


20 

6.5% 


509.9 



24 



AGES OF CIVIL CASES PENDING IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1978 



District 5 


Total 
Pending 


Less Than 
30 Days 


30-90 
Days 


91-180 
Days 


181 Days 
To 1 Yr. 


1 Year 

To 2 Yrs. 


2 Years 
To 4 Yrs. 


Greater 
Than 4 Yrs. 


Average Age 
(In Days) 


New Hanover 
% of Total 


278 


9 

3.2% 


33 
11.9% 


39 

14.0% 


72 
25.9% 


74 
26.6% 


47 
16.9% 


4 
1.4% 


416.4 


Pender 
% of Total 


58 


2 

3.4% 


1 
1.7% 


2 

3.4% 


17 

29.3% 


29 

50.0% 


2 
3.4% 


5 
8.6% 


563.9 


District Totals 
% of Total 


336 


11 

3.3% 


34 
10.1% 


41 

12.2% 


89 

26.5% 


103 

30.7% 


49 

14.6% 


9 

2.7% 


441.8 


District 6 




















Bertie 
% of Total 


54 


1 
1.9% 


4 

7.4% 


8 
14.8% 


12 

22.2% 


12 

22.2% 


7 
13.0% 


10 

18.5%, 


967.5 


Halifax 
% of Total 


101 


3 
3.0% 


16 

15.8% 


17 
16.8% 


12 
11.9% 


23 
22.8% 


16 

15.8% 


14 
13.9% 


745.0 


Hertford 
% of Total 


61 


3 

4.9% 


6 

9.8% 


8 
13.1% 


11 

18.0% 


25 
41.0% 


5 
8.2% 


3 
4.9% 


448.3 


Northampton 
% of Total 


42 


3 

7.1% 


13 
31.0% 


5 
11.9% 


9 

21.4% 


3 

7.1% 


7 
16.7% 


2 
4.8% 


403.4 


District Totals 
% of Total 


258 


10 

3.9% 


39 

15.1% 


38 

14.7% 


44 

17.1% 


63 

24.4% 


35 

13.6% 


29 

11.2% 


665.8 


District 7 




















Edgecombe 
% of Total 


120 


5 

4.2% 


18 
15.0% 


28 

23.3% 


14 

11.7% 


24 
20.0% 


22 
18.3% 


9 

7.5% 


501.2 


Nash 
% of Total 


182 


8 

4.4% 


19 

10.4% 


25 
13.7% 


45 

24.7% 


42 
23.1% 


26 
14.3% 


17 
9.3% 


565.2 


Wilson 
% of Total 


192 


6 

3.1% 


18 

9.4% 


20 

10.4% 


21 
10.9% 


43 

22.4% 


44 

22.9% 


40 
20.8% 


836.8 


District Totals 
% of Total 


494 


19 

3.8% 


55 
111% 


73 
14.8% 


80 

16.2% 


109 

22.1% 


92 

18.6% 


66 

13.4% 


655.2 


District 8 




















Greene 
% of Total 


20 


3 
15.0% 


1 
5.0% 




7 
35.0% 


6 

30.0% 


2 
10.0% 


1 

5.0% 


500.8 


Lenoir 
% of Total 


155 


9 

5.8% 


19 

12.3% 


24 

15.5% 


36 

23.2% 


47 
30.3% 


18 
11.6% 


2 
1.3% 


429.4 


Wayne 
% of Total 


236 


12 

5.1% 


25 
10.6% 


18 

7.6% 


43 

18.2% 


67 
28.4% 


54 

22.9% 


17 

7.2% 


623.2 


District Totals 
% of Total 


411 


24 

5.8% 


45 

10.9% 


42 

10.2% 


86 

20.9% 


120 

29.2% 


74 
18.0% 


20 

4.9% 


544.1 


District 9 




















Franklin 
% of Total 


84 


3 

3.6% 


3 

3.6% 


12 
14.3% 


15 

17.9% 


22 
26.2% 


22 
26.2% 


7 
8.3% 


655.3 


Granville 
% of Total 


42 


3 

7.1% 


4 

9.5% 


3 

7.1% 


13 

31.0% 


10 

23.8% 


5 
11.9% 


4 
9.5% 


567.3 


Person 
% of Total 


52 


6 
11.5% 


5 
9.6% 


10 

19.2% 


12 
23.1% 


7 
13.5% 


11 

21.2% 


1 

1.9% 


412.6 


Vance 
% of Total 


93 


3 

3.2% 


14 

15.1% 


12 

12.9% 


12 

12.9% 


18 

19.4% 


21 

22.6% 


13 
14.0% 


722.6 


Warren 
% of Total 


68 


1 

1.5% 


2 
2.9% 


9 

13.2% 


1 

1.5% 


10 

14.7% 


10 

14.7% 


35 
51.5% 


1,925.5 


District Totals 
% of Total 


339 


16 

4.7% 


28 

8.3% 


46 

13.6% 


53 

15.6% 


67 

19.8% 


69 

20.4% 


60 

17.7% 


880.4 



25 



AGES OF CIVIL CASES PENDING IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1978 



District 10 


Total 
Pending 


Less Than 
30 Days 


30-90 
Days 


91-180 
Days 


181 Days 
To 1 Yr. 


1 Year 
To 2 Yrs. 


2 Years 
To 4 Yrs. 


Greater 
Than 4 Yrs. 


Average Age 
(In Days) 


Wake 
% of Total 


1,241 


81 

6.5% 


122 

9.8% 


187 

15.1% 


259 

20.9% 


333 

26.8% 


225 
18.1% 


34 

2.7% 


468.0 


District 11 




















Harnett 
% of Total 


146 


5 

3.4% 


14 

9.6% 


11 

7.5% 


36 

24.7% 


26 
17.8% 


50 

34.2% 


4 

2.7% 


576.6 


Johnston 
% of Total 


178 


5 

2.8% 


11 

6.2% 


19 

10.7% 


49 

27.5% 


47 
26.4% 


34 
19.1% 


13 

7.3% 


563.7 


Lee 
% of Total 


75 


6 

8.0% 


6 

8.0% 


10 

13.3% 


19 

25.3% 


18 
24.0% 


11 

14.7% 


5 
6.7% 


513.4 


District Totals 
% of Total 


399 


16 

4.0% 


31 

7.8% 


40 
10.0% 


104 

26.1% 


91 

22.8% 


95 

23.8% 


22 
5.5% 


559.0 


District 12 




















Cumberland 
% of Total 


394 


33 
8.4% 


39 
9.9% 


50 

12.7% 


125 

31.7% 


93 

23.6% 


48 
12.2% 


6 

1.5% 


378.2 


Hoke 
% of Total 


15 






1 

6.7% 


6 

40.0% 


5 
33.3% 


3 
20.0%, 




470.8 


District Totals 
% of Total 


409 


33 

8.1% 


39 

9.5% 


51 

12.5% 


131 

32.0% 


98 

24.0% 


51 

12.5% 


6 

1.5% 


381.6 


District 13 




















Bladen 
% of Total 


42 


2 
4.8% 


5 
11.9% 


3 

7.1% 


7 
16.7% 


18 

42.9% 


7 
16.7% 




410.1 


Brunswick 
% of Total 


104 


14 

13.5% 


2 
1.9% 


5 

4.8% 


10 
9.6% 


30 

28.8% 


31 
29.8% 


12 
11.5%, 


735.8 


Columbus 
% of Total 


157 


8 
5.1% 


14 
8.9% 


9 

5.7% 


29 

18.5% 


34 
21.7% 


50 

31.8% 


13 

8.3% 


719.5 


District Totals 
% of Total 


303 


24 

7.9% 


21 

6.9% 


17 

5.6% 


46 

15.2% 


82 

27.1% 


88 

29.0% 


25 

8.3% 


682.2 


District 14 




















Durham 
% of Total 


902 


31 

3.4% 


63 

7.0% 


81 

9.0% 


141 

15.6% 


229 

25.4% 


300 

33.3% 


57 
6.3% 


658.2 


District 15A 




















Alamance 
% of Total 


139 


11 

7.9% 


10 

7.2% 


35 

25.2% 


28 

20.1% 


25 
18.0% 


23 

16.5% 


7 
5.0% 


616.0 


District 15B 




















Chatham 
% of Total 


70 


4 
5.7% 


8 
11.4% 


14 
20.0% 


21 
30.0% 


12 

17.1% 


9 

12.9% 


2 
2.9% 


399.4 


Orange 
% of Total 


154 


5 
3.2% 


20 
13.0% 


24 
15.6% 


37 
24.0% 


35 
22.7% 


22 
14.3% 


11 

7.1% 


490.1 


District Totals 
% of Total 


224 


9 

4.0% 


28 

12.5% 


38 

17.0% 


58 

25.9% 


47 
21.0% 


31 

13.8% 


13 

5.8% 


461.8 



26 



AGES OF CIVIL CASES PENDING IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1978 

Total Less Than 30-90 91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years Greater Average Age 

District 16 Pending 30 Days Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. Than 4 Yrs. (In Days) 



Robeson 
% of Total 


86 


4 

4.7% 


8 
9.3% 


14 
16.3% 


26 
30.2% 


18 
20.9% 


11 

12.8% 


5 
5.8% 


455.6 


Scotland 
% of Total 


25 


1 
4.0% 


2 
8.0% 


6 

24.0% 


4 
16.0% 


3 
12.0% 


9 

36.0% 




563.0 


District Totals 
% of Total 


111 


5 

4.5% 


10 

9.0% 


20 

18.0% 


30 

27.0% 


21 

18.9% 


20 

18.0% 


5 

4.5% 


479.8 


District 17 




















Caswell 
% of Total 


19 


2 
10.5% 


2 
10.5% 


4 

21.1% 


2 
10.5% 


6 
31.6% 


3 
15.8% 




388.4 


Rockingham 
% of Total 


158 


9 

5.7% 


25 
15.8% 


27 
17.1% 


38 
24.1% 


44 
27.8% 


14 

8.9% 


1 
0.6% 


340.1 


Stokes 
% of Total 


23 


2 
8.7% 


5 

21.7% 


4 

17.4% 


5 

21.7% 


5 
21.7% 


2 
8.7% 




288.5 


Surry 
% of Total 


162 


11 

6.8% 


18 
11.1% 


16 
9.9% 


44 

27.2% 


57 
35.2% 


13 

8.0% 


3 
1.9% 


364.2 


District Totals 
% of Total 


362 


24 

6.6% 


50 

13.8% 


51 

14.1% 


89 

24.6% 


112 

30.9% 


32 
8.8% 


4 

1.1% 


350.2 


District 18 




















Guilford 
Greensboro 
% of Total 


844 


58 
6.9% 


90 

10.7% 


104 

12.3% 


177 
21.0% 


184 

12.8% 


169 

20.0%, 


62 

7.3% 


569.9 


High Point 
% of Total 


298 


8 
2.7% 


31 
10.4% 


32 
10.7% 


53 
17.8% 


58 
19.5% 


72 
24.2% 


44 
14.8%, 


781.4 


District Totals 
% of Total 


1,142 


66 

5.8% 


121 

10.6% 


136 

11.9% 


230 

20.1% 


242 

21.2% 


241 

21.1% 


106 

9.3% 


625.1 


District 19 




















Cabarrus 
% of Total 


203 


5 

2.5% 


11 

5.4% 


17 

8.4% 


37 
18.2% 


72 
35.5% 


50 

24.6% 


11 

.5.4% 


604.6 


Montgomery 
% of Total 


27 




2 
7.4% 


4 
14.8% 


10 

37.0% 


9 

33.3% 


2 
7.4% 




335.2 


Randolph 
% of Total 


175 


6 

3.4% 


49 
28.0% 


20 
11.4% 


41 

23.4% 


48 

27.4% 


10 

5.7% 


1 
0.6% 


321.6 


Rowan 
% of Total 


140 


7 
5.0% 


14 
10.0% 


20 

14.3% 


47 
33.6% 


38 
27.1% 


12 

8.6% 


2 
1.4% 


371.5 


District Totals 
% of Total 


545 


18 

3.3% 


76 
13.9% 


61 

11.2% 


135 

24.8% 


167 

30.6% 


74 

13.6% 


14 

2.6% 


440.5 


District 20 





















Anson 86 3 3 10 18 20 30 2 575.7 

% of Total 3.5% 3.5% 11.6% 20.9% 23.3% 34.9% 2.3% 

Moore 109 8 18 17 26 34 6 307.8 

% of Total 7.3% 16.5% 15.6% 23.9% 31.2% 5.5% 

Richmond 93 1 13 17 16 26 20 441.6 

% of Total 1.1% 14.0% 18.3% 17.2% 28.0% 21.5% 

Stanly 77 7 7 5 19 25 8 6 471.8 

% of Total 9.1% 9.1% 6.5% 24.7% 32.5% 10.4% 7.8% 

Union 132 11 18 19 39 22 20 3 383.7 

% of Total 8.3% 13.6% 14.4% 29.5% 16.7% 15.2% 2.3% 

District Totals 497 30 59 68 118 127 84 11 424.8 

% of Total 6.0% 11.9% 13.7% 23.7% 25.6% 16.9% 2.2% 



27 



AGES OF CIVIL CASES PENDING IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1978 

Total Less Than 30-90 91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years Greater Average Age 

District 21 Pending 30 Days Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. Than 4 Yrs. (In Days) 



Forsyth 
% of Total 


806 


37 

4.6% 


83 
10.3% 


100 

12.4% 


170 

21.1% 


212 

26.3% 


153 

19.0%. 


51 

6.3% 


582.7 


District 22 




















Alexander 
% of Total 


24 


1 
4.2% 


6 

25.0% 


6 

25.0% 


6 
25.0% 


3 
12.5% 


1 

4.2% 


1 

4.2% 


254.3 


Davidson 
% of Total 


155 


5 
3.2% 


13 

8.4% 


22 
14.2% 


52 
33.5% 


29 

18.7% 


27 
17.4% 


7 
4.5% 


468.5 


Davie 
% of Total 


24 


1 

4.2% 


6 
25.0% 


5 
20.8% 


6 

25.0% 


2 
8.3% 


4 
16.7% 




349.8 


Iredell 
% of Total 


138 


12 

8.7% 


26 

18.8% 


29 
21.0% 


43 

31.2% 


26 

18.8% 


2 
1.4% 




215.9 


District Totals 
% of Total 


341 


19 

5.6% 


51 

15.0% 


62 

18.2% 


107 

31.4% 


60 

17.6% 


34 

10.0% 


8 

2.3% 


342.8 


District 23 




















Alleghany 
% of Total 


24 


1 

4.2% 


12 
50.0% 


2 
8.3% 


4 

16.7% 


3 

12.5% 


2 
8.3% 




237.4 


Ashe 

% of Total 


56 




1 
1.8% 


15 

26.8% 


28 
50.0% 


12 
21.4% 






270.8 


Wilkes 
% of Total 


165 


13 

7.9% 


27 
16.4% 


28 
17.0% 


57 
34.5% 


36 
21.8% 


4 

2.4% 




252.5 


Yadkin 
% of Total 


38 


3 
7.9% 


5 
13.2% 


7 
18.4% 


12 
31.6% 


9 

23.7% 


2 
5.3% 




292.8 


District Totals 
% of Total 


283 


17 

6.0% 


45 

15.9% 


52 
18.4% 


101 

35.7% 


60 

21.2% 


8 

2.8% 




260.2 


District 24 




















Avery 
% of Total 


50 


4 

8.0% 


3 
6.0% 


12 
24.0% 


15 
30.0% 


10 

20.0% 


4 

8.0% 


2 
4.0% 


359.7 


Madison 
% of Total 


36 


5 
13.9% 


9 

25.0% 


7 
19.4% 


9 

25.0% 


4 
11.1% 


2 
5.6% 




219.4 


Mitchell 
% of Total 


44 


4 
9.1% 


2 
4.5% 


10 

22.1% 


15 
34.1% 


7 
15.9% 


5 
11.4% 


1 

2.3% 


393.5 


Watauga 
% of Total 


70 


6 

8.6% 


8 
11.4% 


14 
20.0% 


18 

25.7% 


11 

15.7% 


10 

14.3% 


3 
4.3% 


376.7 


Yancey 
% of Total 


10 




4 
40.0% 


3 
30.0% 


3 
30.0% 








138.8 


District Totals 
% of Total 


210 


19 

9.0% 


26 

12.4% 


46 

21.9% 


60 

28.6% 


32 

15.2% 


21 
10.0% 


6 

2.9% 


337.9 


District 25 




















Burke 
% of Total 


182 


5 

2.7% 


18 
9.9% 


32 
17.6% 


21 
11.5% 


44 

24.2% 


61 

33.5% 


1 
0.5% 


462.7 


Caldwell 
% of Total 


127 


10 

7.9% 


18 
14.2% 


25 
19.7% 


39 

30.7% 


21 
16.5% 


12 

9.4% 


2 
1.6% 


328.7 


Catawba 
% of Total 


174 


22 
12.6% 


23 
13.2% 


34 

19.5% 


53 

30.5% 


33 
19.0% 


5 
2.9% 


4 

2.3% 


284.2 


District Totals 
% of Total 


383 


37 
7.7% 


59 

12.2% 


91 

18.8% 


113 

23.4% 


98 

20.3% 


78 
16.1% 


7 

1.4% 


363.2 


District 26 





















Mecklenburg 1,934 99 268 321 490 474 234 48 394.2 

% of Total 5.1% 13.9% 16.6% 25.3% 24.5% 12.1% 2.5% 

28 



AGES OF CIVIL CASES PENDING IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1978 

Total Less Than 30-90 91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years Greater Average Age 

District 27 A Pending 30 Days Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. Than 4 Yrs. (In Days) 



Gaston 
% of Total 


498 


24 

4.8% 


48 

9.6% 


66 

13.3% 


115 

23.1% 


171 

34.3%, 


56 

11.2% 


18 

3.6% 


452.4 


District 27 B 




















Cleveland 
% of Total 


150 


20 
13.3% 


26 
17.3% 


41 

27.3% 


41 

27.3% 


18 
12.0%, 


4 

2.7% 




207.7 


Lincoln 
% of Total 


45 


2 

4.4% 


7 
15.6% 


9 

20.0% 


13 

28.9% 


10 

22.2% 


3 

6.7% 


I 

2.2% 


447.0 


District Totals 
% of Total 


195 


22 

11.3% 


33 
16.9% 


50 

25.6% 


54 

27.7% 


28 

14.4% 


7 
3.6% 


1 

0.5% 


239.8 


District 28 




















Buncombe 
% of Total 


368 


28 

7.6% 


92 

25.0% 


78 

21.2% 


94 

25.5% 


36 

9.8% 


34 

9.2% 


6 

1.6% 


290.2 


District 29 




















Henderson 
% of Total 


158 


7 
4.4% 


16 
10.1% 


12 

7.6% 


22 
13.9% 


48 
30.4% 


51 

32.3% 


2 
1.3% 


564. 1 


McDowell 
% of Total 


52 


3 
5.8% 


5 
9.6% 


9 

17.3% 


12 
23.1% 


10 
19.2% 


12 
23.1% 


1 
1.9% 


447.5 


Polk 

% of Total 


20 


3 
15.0% 


2 
10.0% 


2 
10.0% 


9 
45.0% 


4 
20.0% 






239.0 


Rutherford 
% of Total 


83 


11 

13.3% 


14 
16.9% 


16 

19.3% 


26 
31.3% 


10 
12.0% 


6 

7.2% 




258.8 


Transylvania 
% of Total 


62 


3 

4.8% 


4 
6.5% 


10 
16.1% 


10 
16.1% 


21 
33.9% 


13 
21.0% 


1 
1.6% 


466.6 


District Totals 
% of Total 


375 


27 

7.2% 


41 
10.9% 


49 

13.1% 


79 

21.1% 


93 

24.8% 


82 

21.9% 


4 

1.1% 


446.9 


District 30 





















Cherokee 24 1 2 7 2 5 5 2 602.8 

% of Total 4.2% 8.3% 29.2% 8.3% 20.8% 20.8% 8.3% 

Clay 7 2 3 2 167.1 

% of Total 28.6% 42.9% 28.6% 

Graham 14 4 1 12 2 2 2 633.4 

% of Total 28.6% 7.1% 7.1% 14.3% 14.3% 14.3% 14.3%, 

Haywood 106 7 5 16 35 39 3 1 343.2 

% of Total 6.6%) 4.7% 15.1% 33.0% 36.8%, 2.8% 0.9% 

Jackson 154 3 6 11 40 54 35 5 533.9 

% of Total 1.9% 3.9% 7.1% 26.0% 35.1% 22.7% 3.2% 

Macon 103 7 4 4 12 39 23 14 714.7 

% of Total 6.8% 3.9% 3.9% 11.7% 37.9% 22.3%) 13.6% 

Swain 23 16 3 7 2 4 832.5 

% of Total 4.3% 26.1% 13.0% 30.4% 8.7% 17.4% 

District Totals 431 24 19 48 94 148 70 28 547.3 

% of Total 5.6% 4.4% 11.1% 21.8% 34.3% 16.2% 6.5% 

STATE TOTALS 15,285 853 1,738 2,147 3,489 3,751 2,577 730 494.4 

% of Total 5.6% 11.4% 14.0% 22.8% 24.5% 16.9% 4.8% 



29 



UTILIZATION OF SCHEDULED SUPERIOR COURT CIVII TERMS 
January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 





Days 


Days 


Days 


% 


District 1 


Scheduled 


Held 


Unused 


Used 


Camden 


5 


V/ 2 


3/ 


30.0% 


Chowan 


10 


X 


2 


80.0% 


Currituck 


10 


4 


6 


40.0% 


Dare 


19 


15 


4 


78.9% 


Gates 


4 


2'/ 2 


Wi 


62.5% 


Pasquotank 


35 


28 


1 


80.0% 


Perquimans 


5 


2 


3 


40.0% 


District Totals 


88 


61 


27 


69.3% 


District 2 










Beaufort 


29 


25 


4 


86.2% 


Hyde 


5 


4 


1 


80.0% 


Martin 


15 


10 


5 


66.7% 


Tyrell 











.0% 


Washington 


7 


5 


2 


71.4% 


District Totals 


56 


44 


12 


78.6% 


District 3 










Carteret 


42 


2S 


14 


66.7% 


Craven 


55 


34 


21 


61.8% 


Pamlico 


5 


3'/ 2 


1/ 


70.0% 


Pitt 


39 


33 


6 


84.6% 


District Totals 


141 


98'/ 


421/: 


69.9% 


District 4 










Duplin 


43 


30'/ 2 


12/ 


70.9% 


Jones 


6 


5 


1 


83.3% 


Onslow 


44 


24'/, 


19/ 


55.7% 


Sampson 


42 


23/ 


18/ 


56.0% 


District Totals 


135 


83i/ 2 


51'/ 


61.9% 


District 5 










New Hanover 


99 


74 


25 


74.7% 


Pender 


10 


3 


7 


30.0% 


District Totals 


109 


77 


32 


70.6% 


District 6 










Bertie 


14 


7 


7 


50.0% 


Halifax 


JO 


18/ 


11/ 


61.7% 


Hertford 


20 


13/ 


6/ 


67.5% 


Northampton 


13 


10 


3 


76.9% 


District Totals 


77 


49 


28 


63.6% 


District 7 










Edgecombe 


24 


10 


14 


41.7% 


Nash 


48 


12 


16 


66.7% 


Wilson 


5(1 


32 


is 


64.0% 


District Totals 


122 


74 


48 


60.7% 



District 8 


Days 
Scheduled 


Days 
Held 


Days 
Inused 


% 
Used 


Greene 
Lenoir 
Wayne 

District Totals 


9 

40 

79 

128 


5/ 
33/ 
55 
94 


3/ 
6/ 
24 
34 


61.1% 

83.8% 
69.6% 

73.4% 


District 9 










Franklin 

Granville 

Person 

Vance 

Warren 

District Totals 


26 
17 
21 
21 
5 
90 


11/ 
5 
13 
14 

3/ 
47 


14/ 
12 

S 

7 

1/ 
43 


44.2% 
29.4% 
61.9% 
66.7% 
70.0% 
52.2% 


District 10 










Wake 


395 


339 


56 


85.8% 


District 11 










Harnett 

Johnston 

Lee 

District Totals 


54 

82 

45 

181 


30/ 
46/ 
21 
98 


23/ 
35/ 
24 
83 


56.5% 
56.7% 
46.7%, 
54.1% 


District 12 










Cumberland 
Hoke 

District Totals 


133 

2 

135 


106/ 

2 
108'/ 


26/ 



26'/ 


80.1% 

100.0% 

80.4% 


District 13 










Bladen 

Brunswick 

Columbus 

District Totals 


29/ 
46 
35 
110'/ 


19/ 
35 
24 
78'/ 


10 
II 
11 
32 


66.1% 

76.1% 
68.6 % 
71.0% 


District 14 










Durham 


197 


158'/ 


38'/ 


80.5% 


District 15 A 










Alamance 


80 


42'/ 


37'/ 


53.1% 


District 15 B 










Chatham 
Orange 

District Totals 


17 
SO 
97 


7 
47/ 
54'/ 


10 

32/ 
42'/ 


41.2% 
59.4% 
56.2% 


District 16 










Robeson 
Scotland 

District Totals 


42 
10 

52 


36 
2 

38 


6 

s 

14 


85.7% 
20.0% 

73.1% 



30 



UTILIZATION OF SCHEDULED SUPERIOR COURT CIVIL TERMS 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



District 17 


Days 

Scheduled 


Days 
Held 


Days 
Unused 


% 
Used 


Caswell 
Rockingham 
Stokes 
Surry 

District Totals 


3 
43 
13 
34 
93 


3 
37 

9 
2814 
77i/2 




6 

4 

5'/ 2 
151/2 


100.0% 

86.0% 
69.2% 
83.8% 
83.3% 


District 18 










Guilford 


277 


230>/ 2 


43y 2 


83.2% 


District 19 










Cabarrus 
Montgomery 
Randolph 
Rowan 
District Totals 


38 
10 
54 
44 
146 


35 

6 

43 

37 Vi 

1211/2 


3 

4 
11 

6/2 
241/2 


92.1% 
60.0% 

79.6% 
85.2% 
83.2% 


District 20 










Anson 

Moore 

Richmond 

Stanly 

Union 

District Totals 


20 

30 

20 

5 

33 
108 


11 

25 '/J 
16 
3 
27 Vi 
83 


9 

4/2 
4 
2 

5/2 
25 


55.0% 
85.0% 
80.0% 
60.0% 
83.3% 
76.9% 


District 21 










Forsyth 


191 


161 


30 


84.3% 


District 22 










Alexander 
Davidson 
Davie 
Iredell 
District Totals 


10 
96 
25 
56 
187 


5 
71 

2U/ 2 
43 
140'/ 2 


5 
25 

3'/ 2 
13 
461/2 


50.0% 

74.0% 
86.0% 
76.8% 
75.1% 


District 23 










Alleghany 
Ashe 
Wilkes 
Yadkin 

District Totals 


10 
5 
53 
20 
88 


7 

4 
42/ 2 
14 
671/2 


3 

1 

10 v 2 

6 
201/2 


70.0% 
80.0% 
80.2% 
70.0% 
76.7% 



District 24 


Days 
Scheduled 


Days 
Held 


Days 
Unused 


% 
Used 


Avery 

Madison 

Mitchell 

Watauga 

Yancey 

District Totals 


20 
15 
15 
25 
7 
102 


6/2 
20/2 

7 
19 

4 
57 


131/2 

14/2 
8 
6 
3 

45 


32.5% 
58.6% 
46.7% 
76.0% 
57.1% 
55.9% 


District 25 










Burke 

Caldwell 

Catawba 

District Totals 


85/ 2 

73 
102 
26OV2 


71/2 
50 
76 
197% 


14 
23 
26 
63 


83.6% 
68.5% 
74.5% 
75.8% 


District 26 










Mecklenburg 


526 


469% 


56% 


89.3% 


District 27 A 










Gaston 


99 


82 


17 


82.8% 


District 27 B 










Cleveland 
Lincoln 

District Totals 


46 
20 

66 


30/2 
14'/ 
45 


15i/ 2 

5'/ 2 

21 


66.3% 

72.5% 
68.2% 


District 28 










Buncombe 


234 


213 


2! 


91.0% 


District 29 










Henderson 
McDowell 
Polk 

Rutherford 
Transylvania 
District Totals 


41 
15 
12 
27 
15 
112 


39 
11 

7 
20'/ 
13/2 
91 


4 
4 
5 

6/2 
U/2 
21 


90.7% 

73.3% 
58.3%, 
75.9% 
90.0% 
81.3% 


District 30 










Cherokee 

Clay 

Graham 

Haywood 

Jackson 

Macon 

Swain 

District Totals 


29 

4 



35 

42 

28 

17 

155 


20 

3 1 / 



29 

29/ 2 

18 

14 

114 


9 

Vi 



6 

I2/2 
10 

3 
41 


69.0% 

87.5% 

.0% 

82.9% 
70.2% 
64.3% 
82.4% 
73.5% 



STATE TOTALS 4,838 3,696 1,142 



76.4%; 



31 



ESTATES AND SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS 



This section of the annual report contains information on cases which are initially 
within the jurisdiction of the clerk of superior court. These include estate and probate 
matters and such "special proceedings" as petitions on forclosures, involuntary 
commitments to mental hospitals, adoptions, condemnations of real property for 
public purposes, and incompetency of persons to manage their personal financial 
affairs. (Rulings of the clerk may be appealed to the superior court judge.) 

There was a small (less than 3%) increase in the total number of estate cases filed in 
the State — from 31,742 cases in 1977 to 32,602 cases in 1978. Dispositions rose from 
29,222 in 1977 to 30,841 in 1978, an increase of 5'/ 2 %. There were 45,706 estates cases 
pending on December 31, 1977 and 47,467 pending on December 31, 1978, which is an 
increase of slightly less than 4%. For the State as a whole, 39.4% of the total 1978 
estates caseload was disposed of in 1978, a small improvement over the 1977 figure of 
38.8%. Within the 100 counties, the variation on this measure was substantial: 69% of 
the caseload in Camden County (ranked first on the ratio) was disposed of; less than 
17% of the Dare County caseload was disposed of. 

Filings of special proceedings before the clerks dropped from 27,156 in 1977 to 
27,078 in 1978, a decrease of less than one-half of one percent. Dispositions, however, 
increased from 26,888 in 1977 to 27,266 in 1978 (an increase of 1 .4%), which resulted in 
a decrease in the number of cases pending at year end: 20,003 cases were pending on 
December 31, 1977 and 19,8 15 cases were pending on December31, 1978,adropof 188 
cases, or slightly less than one per cent. 

For the State as a whole, 57.9% of the toal 1978 special proceedings caseload was 
disposed of in 1978, an increase from the 1977 figure of 56.6%. Individual counties 
ranged from a high of an 82.9% disposition of the caseload ( Burke County) to 1 1 .5% of 
the caseload disposed of during the year (Warren County). 



33 



ESTATE CASES PENDING, FILED AND DISPOSED OK BEFORE THE 
CLERKS OF SUPERIOR COURT 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 















Increase/ 




County Rank 




Cases 


Cases 


Total 


Cases 


Cases 


Decrease 


Ratio (%) of 


by % of 




Pending 


Filed 


Caseload 


Disposed 


Pending 


in Pending 


Dispositions 


Dispositions 


District 1 


1/1/78 


1978 


1978 


of 1978 


12/31/78 


Cases 


to Caseload 


to Caseload 


Camden 


61 


52 


113 


78 


35 


-26 


69.0% 


1 


Chowan 


133 


84 


217 


75 


142 


+ 9 


34.6% 


72 


Currituck 


114 


90 


204 


87 


117 


+ 3 


42.6%, 


44 


Dare 


346 


113 


459 


77 


382 


+36 


16.8% 


100 


Gates 


135 


53 


188 


65 


123 


-12 


34.6% 


71 


Pasquotank 


177 


167 


344 


167 


177 





48.5% 


12 


Perquimans 


124 


77 


201 


56 


145 


+21 


27.9% 


sg 


District Totals 


1,090 


636 


1,726 


605 


1,121 


+31 


35.1% 




District 2 


















Beaufort 


434 


368 


802 


342 


460 


+26 


42.6% 


45 


Hyde 


41 


44 


85 


44 


41 





51.8% 


6 


Martin 


238 


201 


439 


177 


262 


+24 


40.3% 


57 


Tyrrell 


20 


26 


46 


20 


26 


+ 6 


43.5% 


39 


Washington 


110 


78 


188 


87 


101 


- 9 


46.3% 


23 


District Totals 


843 


717 


1,560 


670 


890 


+47 


42.9% 




District 3 


















Carteret 


355 


267 


622 


288 


334 


-21 


46.3% 


22 


Craven 


337 


315 


652 


317 


335 


- 2 


48.6% 


1 1 


Pamlico 


65 


63 


128 


54 


74 


+ 9 


42.2% 


4" 


Pitt 


605 


417 


1,022 


353 


669 


+64 


34.5%. 


73 


District Totals 


1,362 


1,062 


2,424 


1,012 


1,412 


+50 


41.7% 




District 4 


















Duplin 


351 


286 


637 


273 


364 


+ 13 


42.9% 


41 


Jones 


83 


69 


152 


71 


81 


- 2 


46.7%, 


20 


Onslow 


488 


265 


753 


199 


554 


+66 


26.4% 


42 


Sampson 


395 


348 


743 


363 


380 


-15 


48.9% 


^ 


District Totals 


1,317 


968 


2,285 


906 


1,379 


+62 


39.6% 




District 5 


















New Hanover 


896 


541 


1,437 


490 


947 


+51 


34.1% 


75 


Pender 


144 


131 


275 


134 


141 


- 3 


48.7% 


10 


District Totals 


1,040 


672 


1,712 


624 


1,088 


+48 


36.4'/ 




District 6 


















Bertie 


235 


150 


385 


129 


256 


+21 


33.5% 


78 


Halifax 


579 


351 


930 


332 


598 


+ 19 


35.7% 


69 


Hertford 


181 


135 


316 


131 


185 


+ 4 


41.5% 


53 


Northampton 


189 


154 


343 


139 


204 


+ 15 


40.5% 


56 


District Totals 


1,184 


790 


1,974 


731 


1,243 


+59 


37.0% 




District 7 


















Edgecombe 


381 


336 


717 


329 


388 


+ 7 


45.9% 


26 


Nash 


464 


358 


822 


344 


478 


+ 14 


41.8% 


49 


Wilson 


678 


389 


1,067 


566 


501 


-177 


53.0% 


4 


District Totals 


1,523 


1,083 


2,606 


1,239 


1,367 


-156 


47.5% 





34 



ESTATE CASES PENDING, FILED AND DISPOSED 01 BEFORE THE 
CLERKS OF SUPERIOR COURT 

January 1, 1978 - December 31, 1978 















Increase/ 




County Rank 




Cases 


Cases 


Total 


Cases 


C ases 


Decrease 


Ratio (%) of 


by % of 




Pending 


Filed 


Caseload 


Disposed 


Pending 


in Pending 


Dispositions 


Dispositions 


District 8 


1/1/78 


1978 


1978 


of 1978 


12/31/78 


Cases 


to Caseload 


to Caseload 


Greene 


120 


100 


220 


103 


177 


- 3 


46.8% 


19 


Lenoir 


336 


394 


730 


380 


350 


+ 14 


52.1% 


5 


Wayne 


651 


530 


1,181 


470 


711 


+60 


39.8% 


59 


District Totals 


1,107 


1,024 


2,131 


953 


1,178 


+71 


44.7% 




District 9 


















Franklin 


305 


149 


454 


111 


343 


+38 


24.4% 


95 


Granville 


247 


213 


460 


209 


251 


+ 4 


45.4% 


30 


Person 


190 


143 


333 


120 


213 


+23 


36.0% 


67 


Vance 


273 


263 


536 


259 


277 


+ 4 


48.3% 


13 


Warren 


239 


152 


391 


108 


283 


+44 


27.6% 


90 


District Totals 


1,254 


920 


2,174 


807 


1,367 


+ 113 


37.1% 





District 10 
Wake 



2,169 



1,296 



3,465 



1,072 



2,393 



+224 



30.9% 



S4 



District 11 



Harnett 

Johnston 

Lee 

District Totals 


405 

638 

314 

1,357 


339 

485 

203 

1,027 


744 
1,123 

517 
2,384 


297 
432 
158 
887 


447 

691 

359 

1,497 


+42 

+53 

+45 

+ 140 


39.9% 

38.5% 
30.6% 
37.2% 


58 
62 

K5 


District 12 


















Cumberland 
Hoke 

District Totals 


709 
147 
856 


674 
117 
791 


1,383 

264 

1,647 


639 
125 
764 


744 
139 
883 


+35 
- 8 

+27 


46.2% 

47.3% 

46.4% 


25 
16 


District 13 


















Bladen 

Brunswick 

Columbus 

District Totals 


146 
153 
371 
670 


106 
147 
243 
496 


252 

300 

614 

1,166 


78 

79 

264 

421 


174 
221 
350 

745 


+28 
+68 
-21 

+75 


31.0% 

26.3% 
43.0% 

36.1% 


83 
93 

4(1 



District 14 
Durham 



1,460 



914 



2,374 



772 



1,602 



+ 142 



32.5% 



SO 



District 15 A 
Alamance 



523 



611 



1,134 



620 



514 



54.7% 



District 15 B 



Chatham 
Orange 

District Totals 


289 
576 
865 


213 
334 
547 


502 

910 

1,412 


219 

278 
497 


283 
632 
915 


- 6 
+56 
+50 


43.6% 
30.5% 

35.2% 


38 

S6 


District 16 


















Robeson 
Scotland 

District Totals 


651 
241 
892 


509 
110 
619 


1,160 

351 

1,511 


600 
116 
716 


560 

235 
795 


91 
- 6 

-79 


51.7% 
33.0% 

47.4% 


7 

79 



35 



ESTATE CASES PENDING, FILED AND DISPOSED OK BEFORE THE 
CLERKS OF SUPERIOR COURT 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



District 17 


Cases 
Pending 

1/1/78 


Cases 
Filed 
1978 


Total 

Caseload 

1978 


Cases 
Disposed 
of 1978 


Cases 
Pending 

12/31/78 


Increase/ 

Decrease 

in Pending 

Cases 


Ratio (%) of 
Dispositions 
to Caseload 


County Rank 

by % of 
Dispositions 
to Caseload 


Caswell 
Rockingham 
Stokes 
Surry 

District Totals 


131 

799 

142 

437 

1,509 


115 
562 
133 
319 
1,129 


246 

1,361 

275 

756 

2,638 


103 
620 
122 
315 
1,160 


143 
741 
153 
441 
1,478 


+ 12 
-58 
+ 11 
+ 4 
-31 


41.9% 

45.6% 
44.4% 

41.7% 
44.07c 


48 
2S 
35 
51 


District 18 


















Guilford 


2,426 


1,721 


4,147 


1,609 


2,538 


+ 112 


38.8% 


61 


District 19 


















Cabarrus 
Montgomery 
Randolph 
Rowan 
District Totals 


675 
170 
517 
850 
2,212 


474 
152 
480 
748 
1,854 


1,149 

322 

997 

1,598 

4,066 


503 
131 
455 
684 
1,773 


646 
191 
542 
914 
2,293 


-29 

+21 
+25 
+64 
+81 


43.8% 
40.7% 
45.6% 
42.8% 
43.6% 


36 
55 

27 
42 


District 20 


















Anson 
Moore 
Richmond 
Stanly 
Union 
District Totals 


409 

567 
416 
897 
453 
2,742 


152 
361 
316 
295 
354 
1,478 


561 
928 
732 

1,192 
807 

4,220 


139 
333 
208 
291 
329 
1,300 


422 
595 
524 
901 
478 
2,920 


+ 13 
+28 

+ 108 
+ 4 
+25 

+ 178 


24.8%. 
35.9% 
28.4%. 
24.4% 
40.8%. 
30,8% 


94 
68 
88 
96 
54 


District 21 


















Forsyth 


1,903 


1,322 


3,225 


1,367 


1,858 


-45 


42.4% 


46 


District 22 


















Alexander 
Davidson 
Davie 
Iredell 
District Totals 


88 

666 

110 

627 

1,491 


106 
570 
115 
579 
1,370 


194 
1,236 

225 
1,206 
2,861 


87 
552 

94 

541 

1,274 


107 
684 
131 
665 
1,587 


+ 19 
+ 18 
+21 
+38 
+96 


44.8% 

44.7% 
41.87 
44.9% 

44.5% 


33 

34 
50 

32 


District 23 


















Alleghany 
Ashe 
Wilkes 
Yadkin 

District Totals 


96 
168 
266 
273 
803 


87 
156 
249 
215 
707 


183 
324 
515 
488 
1,510 


85 
152 
238 
280 
755 


98 
172 
277 
208 

755 


+ 2 
+ 4 
+ 11 
-65 
-48 


46.4% 
46.9% 
46.2% 

57.4% 
50.0% 


21 
18 

24 
2 


District 24 


















Avery 

Madison 

Mitchell 

Watauga 

Yancey 

District Totals 


107 
218 
272 
179 
109 
885 


92 
152 
III 
105 
132 
592 


199 
370 
383 
284 
241 
1,477 


74 

83 

89 

136 

120 

502 


125 
287 
294 
148 
121 
975 


+ 18 
+69 
+22 
-31 
+ 12 
+90 


37.2% 
22.4% 
23.2% 
47.9% 
49.8% 
34.07c 


65 

99 

97 

14 

8 



36 



ESTATE CASES PENDING, FILED AND DISPOSED OF BEFORE THE 
CLERKS OF SUPERIOR COURT 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



District 25 


Cases 
Pending 

1/1/78 


Cases 
Filed 
1978 


Total 

Caseload 

1978 


Cases 

Disposed 

of 1978 


Cases 
Pending 

12/31/78 


Increase/ 

Decrease 

in Pending 

Cases 


Ratio (%) of 
Dispositions 
to Caseload 


County Rank 

by % of 
Dispositions 
to Caseload 


Burke 
Caldwell 
Catawba 
District Totals 


674 

495 

827 

1,996 


352 

375 

548 

1,275 


1,026 

870 

1,375 

3,271 


448 

294 

446 

1,188 


578 

576 

929 

2,083 


-96 

+81 

+ 102 

+87 


43.7% 
33.8% 
32.4% 
36.3% 


37 
76 
81 


District 26 


















Mecklenburg 


3,371 


2,293 


5,664 


2,208 


3,456 


+85 


39.0% 


60 


District 27 A 


















Gaston 


1,064 


735 


1,799 


634 


1,165 


+ 101 


35.2% 


70 


District 27 B 


















Cleveland 
Lincoln 
District Totals 


435 
242 
677 


462 
228 
690 


897 

470 

1,367 


424 
223 
647 


473 
247 
720 


+38 
+ 5 
+43 


47.3% 
47.4% 
47.3% 


17 
15 


District 28 


















Buncombe 


2,288 


1,160 


3,448 


1,311 


2,137 


-151 


38.0% 


63 


District 29 


















Henderson 
McDowell 
Polk 

Rutherford 
Transylvania 
District Totals 


590 
219 
186 
403 
259 
1,657 


419 
169 
153 
363 
161 
1,265 


1,009 
388 
339 
766 
420 

2,922 


456 
131 
141 
286 
116 
1,130 


553 
257 
198 
480 
304 
1,792 


-37 
+38 
+ 12 
+77 
+45 
+ 135 


45.2% 
33.8% 
41.6% 
37.3% 
27.6% 
38.7% 


31 

77 
52 
64 
91 


District 30 


















Cherokee 

Clay 

Graham 

Haywood 

Jackson 

Macon 

Swain 

District Totals 


128 

31 

71 

361 

238 

273 

68 

1,170 


129 

35 

53 

306 

122 

130 

63 

838 


257 
66 
124 
667 
360 
403 
131 
2,008 


88 

30 

46 

285 

105 

92 

41 

687 


169 

36 

78 

382 

255 

311 

90 

1,321 


+41 
+ 5 
+ 7 
+21 
+ 17 
+38 
+22 
+ 151 


34.2% 
45.5% 
37.1% 
42.7% 
29.2% 
22.8% 
31.3% 
34.2% 


74 
29 
66 
43 
87 
98 
82 



STATE TOTALS 45,706 



32,602 



78,308 



30,841 



47,467 



+ 1,761 



39.4% 



37 



SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS PENDING, FILED AND DISPOSED OF 
BEFORE THE CLERKS OF SUPERIOR COURT 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 















Increase/ 




County Rank 




Cases 


Cases 


Total 


Cases 


Cases 


Decrease 


Ratio (%) of 


by % of 




Pending 


Filed 


Caseload 


Disposed 


Pending 


in Pending 


Dispositions 


Dispositions 


District 1 


1/1/78 


1978 


1978 


of 1978 


12/31/78 


Cases 


to Caseload 


to Caseload 


Camden 


15 


16 


31 


23 


8 


- 7 


74.2% 


9 


Chowan 


74 


34 


108 


37 


71 


- 3 


34.3% 


90 


Currituck 


50 


57 


107 


60 


47 


- 3 


56.1% 


48 


Dare 


76 


72 


148 


44 


104 


+28 


29.7% 


94 


Gates 


32 


10 


42 


11 


31 


1 


26.2% 


95 


Pasquotank 


59 


83 


142 


76 


66 


+ 7 


53.5% 


53 


Perquimans 


20 


32 


52 


26 


26 


+ 6 


50.0% 


59 


District Totals 


326 


304 


630 


277 


353 


+27 


44.0% 




District 2 


















Beaufort 


334 


159 


503 


122 


381 


+37 


24.3% 


96 


Hyde 


23 


33 


56 


28 


28 


+ 5 


50.0%: 


60 


Martin 


128 


109 


237 


78 


159 


+31 


32.9% 


91 


Tyrrell 


15 


13 


28 


9 


19 


+ 4 


32.1% 


92 


Washington 


78 


57 


135 


60 


75 


- 3 


44.4%. 


73 


District Totals 


588 


371 


959 


297 


662 


+74 


31.0% 




District 3 


















Carteret 


199 


138 


337 


133 


204 


+ 5 


39.5% 


81 


Craven 


192 


270 


462 


261 


201 


+ 9 


56.5% 


47 


Pamlico 


38 


43 


81 


33 


48 


+ 10 


40.7% 


79 


Pitt 


148 


397 


545 


353 


192 


+44 


64.8% 


23 


District Totals 


577 


848 


1,425 


780 


645 


+68 


54.7% 




District 4 


















Duplin 


252 


337 


589 


290 


299 


+47 


49.2% 


63 


Jones 


55 


37 


92 


34 


58 


+ 3 


37.0% 


86 


Onslow 


352 


383 


735 


338 


397 


+45 


46.0% 


68 


Sampson 


296 


208 


504 


340 


164 


-132 


67.5% 


19 


District Totals 


955 


965 


1,920 


1,002 


918 


-37 


52.2% 




District 5 


















New Hanover 


504 


621 


1,125 


718 


407 


-97 


63.8% 


25 


Pender 


240 


97 


337 


75 


262 


+22 


22.3% 


97 


District Totals 


744 


718 


1,462 


793 


669 


-75 


54.2% 




District 6 


















Bertie 


152 


95 


247 


88 


159 


+ 7 


35.6% 


88 


Halifax 


509 


365 


874 


278 


596 


+87 


31.8% 


93 


Hertford 


96 


82 


178 


78 


100 


+ 4 


43.8% 


75 


Northampton 


102 


111 


213 


125 


88 


-14 


58.7%, 


41 


District Totals 


859 


653 


1,512 


569 


943 


+84 


37.6% 




District 7 


















Edgecombe 


112 


206 


318 


173 


145 


+33 


54.5% 


52 


Nash 


260 


236 


496 


213 


283 


+23 


42.9% 


lb 


Wilson 


384 


293 


677 


478 


199 


-185 


70.6%, 


16 


District Totals 


756 


735 


1,491 


864 


627 


-129 


57.9% 





38 



SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS PENDING, FILED AND DISPOSED OF 
BEFORE THE CLERKS OF SUPERIOR COURT 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 















Increase/ 




County Rank 




Cases 


Cases 


Total 


Cases 


Cases 


Decrease 


Ratio (%) of 


by % of 




Pending 


Filed 


Caseload 


Disposed 


Pending 


in Pending 


Dispositions 


Dispositions 


District 8 


1/1/78 


1978 


1978 


of 1978 


12/31/78 


Cases 


to Caseload 


to Caseload 


Greene 


57 


77 


134 


60 


74 


+ 17 


44.8% 


71 


Lenoir 


233 


322 


555 


288 


267 


+34 


51.9% 


56 


Wayne 


263 


631 


894 


604 


290 


+27 


67.6% 


18 


District Totals 


553 


1,030 


1,583 


952 


631 


+78 


60.1% 




District 9 


















Franklin 


177 


181 


358 


159 


199 


+22 


44.4% 


74 


Granville 


87 


270 


357 


260 


97 


+ 10 


72.8% 


12 


Person 


141 


122 


263 


129 


134 


- 7 


49.0% 


65 


Vance 


85 


151 


236 


130 


106 


+21 


55.1% 


50 


Warren 


232 


90 


322 


37 


285 


+53 


11.5% 


100 


District Totals 


722 


814 


1,536 


715 


821 


+99 


46.5% 





District 10 
Wake- 



720 



1,031 



1,751 



937 



814 



+94 



53.5* 



54 



District 11 



Harnett 

Johnston 

Lee 

District Totals 


404 
185 
222 
811 


177 
427 
180 
784 


581 

612 

402 

1,595 


213 
445 
199 
857 


368 
167 
203 
738 


-36 
-18 
-19 

-73 


36.7% 
72.7% 
49.5% 
53.7% 


87 
13 
62 


District 12 


















Cumberland 
Hoke 
District Totals 


496 

57 
553 


1,286 

81 

1,367 


1,782 

138 

1,920 


1,261 

76 

1,337 


521 

62 

583 


+25 
+ 5 
+30 


70.8% 
55.1% 
69.6% 


15 
51 


District 13 


















Bladen 

Brunswick 

Columbus 

District Totals 


136 
210 
270 
616 


143 
189 
185 
517 


279 

399 

455 

1,133 


169 

82 

194 

445 


110 
317 
261 
688 


-26 

+107 

- 9 

+72 


60.6% 

20.6% 
42.6% 
39.3% 


34 
98 

77 



District 14 
Durham 



714 



771 



1,485 



888 



597 



■117 



59.8% 



38 



District 15 A 
Alamance 



226 



335 



561 



389 



172 



-54 



69.3% 



17 



District 15 B 



Chatham 
Orange 

District Totals 


116 
268 
384 


101 
509 
610 


217 
777 
994 


112 

445 
557 


105 
332 
437 


-11 

+64 
+53 


51.6% 
57.3% 
56.0% 


57 
43 


District 16 


















Robeson 
Scotland 

District Totals 


357 
103 
460 


416 

98 

514 


773 
201 
974 


577 

92 

669 


196 
109 
305 


-161 

+ 6 

-155 


74.6% 
45.8% 
68.7% 


8 

64 



39 



SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS PENDING, FILED AND DISPOSED OF 
BEFORE THE CLERKS OF SUPERIOR COURT 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



District 17 


Cases 
Pending 

1/1/78 


Cases 
Filed 
1978 


Total 

Caseload 

1978 


Cases 

Disposed 

of 1978 


Cases 
Pending 

12/31/78 


Increase/ 

Decrease 

in Pending 

Cases 


Ratio (%) of 
Dispositions 
to Caseload 


County Rank 

by % of 
Dispositions 
to Caseload 


Caswell 
Rockingham 
Stokes 
Surry 

District Totals 


388 

48 

144 

661 


55 
334 
116 
242 
747 


136 
722 
164 
386 
1,408 


69 

321 
102 

225 
717 


67 
40! 

62 
161 
691 


-14 
+ 13 
+ 14 
+ 17 
+30 


50.7% 
44.5% 
62.2% 
58.3% 
50.9% 


58 
72 

32 

42 


District 18 


















Guilford 


737 


1,804 


2,541 


1,860 


681 


-56 


73.2 % 


1 1 


District 19 


















Cabarrus 
Montgomery 
Randolph 
Rowan 
District Totals 


210 
114 
265 
214 
803 


260 

81 

265 

785 

1,391 


470 
195 
530 
999 
2,194 


282 
122 
337 
734 
1,475 


188 
73 
193 
265 
719 


-22 
-41 
-72 
+51 
-84 


60.0% 
62.6% 
63.6% 

73.5% 
67.2% 


36 
30 
27 
10 


District 20 


















Anson 
Moore 
Richmond 
Stanly 
Union 
District Totals 


171 
170 
356 
248 
120 
1,065 


70 

242 
174 
264 
237 
987 


241 
412 
530 
512 
357 
2,052 


137 
262 
208 
301 
212 
1,120 


104 
150 
322 
211 
145 
932 


-67 
-20 
-34 
-37 
+25 
-133 


56.8% 
63.6% 
39.2% 
58.8% ; 
59.4% 
54.6% 


45 
26 
82 
40 
39 


District 21 


















Forsyth 


270 


1,062 


1,332 


1,104 


228 


-42 


82.9% 


2 


District 22 


















Alexander 
Davidson 
Davie 
Iredell 
District Totals 


51 
211 

74 
187 
523 


83 

288 

81 

345 

797 


134 
499 
155 
532 
1,320 


65 
300 
111 
358 
834 


69 
199 

44 
174 
486 


+ 18 
-12 
-30 
-13 

-37 


48.5% 
60.1% 

71.6% 
67.3% 
63.2% 


66 
35 

14 
20 


District 23 


















Alleghany 
Ashe 
Wilkes 
Yadkin 
District Totals 


32 
45 

201 
79 

357 


65 
87 

351 
93 

596 


97 
132 
552 
172 
953 


73 
103 
369 
103 
648 


24 
29 

183 
69 

305 


- 8 
-16 
-18 
-10 

-52 


75.3% 
78.0% 
66.8% 
59.9% 
68.0% 


6 

4 
21 
37 


District 24 


















Avery 
Madison 
Mitchell 
Watauga 
Yancey 
District Totals 


75 
69 
59 

109 
42 

354 


91 
61 
57 

147 
55 

411 


166 
130 
116 
256 
97 
765 


109 
49 
20 

146 
39 

363 


57 
81 
96 

110 
58 

402 


-18 

+ 12 
+37 
+ 1 
+ 16 
+48 


65.7%, 
37.7% 
17.2% 
57.0% 
40.2% 
47.5% 


22 
85 
99 

44 
80 



40 



SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS PENDING, FILED AND DISPOSED OF 
BEFORE THE CLERKS OF SUPERIOR COURT 

January 1, 1978 - December 31, 1978 



District 25 


Cases 
Pending 

1/1/78 


Cases 
Filed 
1978 


Total 

Caseload 

1978 


Cases 
Disposed 
of 1978 


Cases 
Pending 

12/31/78 


Increase/ 

Decrease 

in Pending 

Cases 


Ratio (%) of 
Dispositions 
to Caseload 


County Rank 

by % of 
Dispositions 
to Caseload 


Burke 

Caldwell 

Catawba 

District Totals 


167 
384 
242 
793 


371 

292 

430 

1,093 


538 

676 

672 

1,886 


446 

262 

371 

1,079 


92 
414 
301 
807 


-75 
+30 
+59 
+ 14 


82.9% 
38.8% 
55.2% 
57.2% 


1 

84 

4 l ) 


District 26 


















Mecklenburg 


1,139 


1,950 


3,089 


1,924 


1,165 


+26 


62.3% 


31 


District 27 A 


















Gaston 


786 


1,084 


1,870 


1,171 


699 


-87 


62.6% 


29 


District 27 B 


















Cleveland 
Lincoln 
District Totals 


132 

59 

191 


374 
231 
605 


506 
290 
796 


383 
232 
615 


123 

58 

181 


- 9 

1 

-10 


75.7% 
80.0% 
77.3% 


5 


District 28 


















Buncombe 


561 


827 


1,388 


786 


602 


+41 


56.6% 


46 


District 29 


















Henderson 
McDowell 
Polk 

Rutherford 
Transylvania 
District Totals 


251 
133 

34 
189 

93 
700 


245 
185 
62 
206 
104 
802 


496 
318 
96 
395 
197 
1,502 


175 
156 

72 
206 

94 
703 


321 
162 
24 
189 
103 
799 


+70 
+29 
-10 

+ 10 
+99 


35.3%, 
49. 1 %, 
75.0% 
52.2% 
47.7% 
46.8% 


89 

M 

7 

ss 

67 



District 30 



Cherokee 


30 


Clay 


17 


Graham 


12 


Haywood 


122 


Jackson 


144 


Macon 


140 


Swain 


34 


District Totals 


499 



STATE TOTALS 20,003 



51 
21 
19 

167 
98 

143 
56 

555 



27,078 



81 

38 

31 

289 

242 

283 

90 

1,054 

47,081 



52 

19 

13 

179 

109 

110 

57 

539 

27,266 



29 

19 

18 

110 

133 

173 

33 

515 



19,815 



+ 2 
+ 6 
-12 
-11 
+33 
- 1 
+ 16 

-188 



64.2%, 
50.0%, 
41.9% 
61.9% 

45.0% 
38.9% 
63.3% 
51.1% 

57.9% 



24 
61 

78 
33 
70 
83 
28 



41 



SUPERIOR COURT CRIMINAL CASES 



Filings 

A total of 53,278 criminal cases were filed in the 
superior courts in 1978. This is an increase of ap- 
proximately four per cent over the 1977 filings total of 
51,264 cases. 

Of the cases filed, 30,576 were felony cases (within the 
original jurisdiction of the superior courts) and 22,702 
were cases appealed from the districts courts for trial de 
novo. In relation to 1977 case filings, appeals from district 
courts increased slightly more (4.7%) than felony case 
filings increased (3.4%); as a result, appeals from district 
courts constituted a slightly higher proportion of the total 
superior court criminal case filings figure (42.6%) in 1978 
than they did in 1977 (42.3%). 

The moderate increases in both categories of superior 
court criminal case filings would appear to be consistent 
with recent trends. Following substantial yearly increases 
during the early part of the decade, felony case filings 
have remained at the level of approximately 30,000 cases 
per year since 1975. Appeals from district courts have 
been filed at the rate of about 22,000 cases per year (about 
six percent of the cases tried in district court) since the 
extension of the district court system into all 100 counties 
was completed in 1970. 



Dispositions 

A total of 50,797 superior court criminal cases were 
disposed of in 1978, an increase of 1.6% over 1977 case 
dispositions of 49,987. 

Case dispositions over the last five years are illustrated 
in the first of the following graphs. As in the case of 
superior court civil case dispositions, the yearly total of 
criminal cases disposed of is strongly correlated with the 
total number of days of court devoted to criminal matters 
held during the respective year. There was a moderate 
increase in the number of days of superior criminal court 
held: 6,428 days in 1978, compared with 5,98 V/i days in 
1977. 

Of the 50,797 superior court criminal cases disposed of 
in 1978, a total of 3,491 (6.9%) were disposed of by jury 
trial, 25,799 (50.8%) by accepting defendant's pleas of 
guilty, 15,785 (31.1%) by dismissal by the district 
attorney, and 5,722 (1 1.3%) by other means. There was 
one difference between the two case categories (felony 
cases and appeals from district courts): only 5.4% of the 
felony case dispositions were by "other" means, but 19.1% 
of the appeals from district courts were disposed of by 
"other." Of the remaining cases, the pattern among the 
several modes of disposition is very much the same for 
both case categories: 7.4% of the felony cases and 8.3% of 
the appeals were disposed of by jury trial; 57.0%) of the 
felony cases and 57.6% of the appeals were disposed of by 
accepting guilty pleas; and 35.6% of the felony cases and 



34.1% of the appeals were disposed of by dismissal. 
Compared to 1977 case dispositions, there was a decrease 
in the number of jury-trial dispositions (from 4,332 in 
1977 to 3,491 in 1978), an increase in the number of guilty- 
plea dispositions (from 25,031 to 24,799), an increase in 
the number of dismissals and "other" dispositions (from 
20,624 to 21,507). 



Pending Cases 

Since the moderate increase in cases disposed of fell 
short 6f the increase in cases filed in 1978, there was a 
substantial increase (13'/2%) in the number of criminal 
cases pending in superior courts on December 31, 1978 
(20,929 cases) as compared with the number pending on 
December 31, 1977 (18,448). 

As the table, "Ratios of Superior Court Criminal 
Dispositions to Total Caseload, and Ratios of Cases 
Pending on December 31, 1978 to Cases Disposed of 
During 1978" indicates, there were substantial differences 
between the several counties on these measures of how 
much of each county's caseload was disposed of during 
1978 and how much remained pending at year's end. 
("Total caseload" consists of the number of cases pending 
at the beginning of the year plus the number of cases filed 
during the year.) In the county ranked first on the ratios 
(Chowan), 91.8% of its total caseload was disposed of 
during the year; in the lOOth-ranked county (Warren), 
37.9% of the caseload was disposed of. For all 100 
counties, 70.8% of the caseload was disposed of, a 
decrease from the 1977 figure of 71.7%. 



Time from Filing to Disposition 

Of the 29,113 felony cases disposed of in 1978, the 
average time from filing in the superior courts to 
disposition was 128.3 days; of the 21,684 appeals from 
district courts disposed of, the average time from filing in 
the superior courts to disposition was 120.9 days. 

It should be remembered that the disposition of a 
relatively few long-pending cases will substantially raise 
these averages. (For example, combining the disposition 
of only one two-year old case with 10 cases disposed of 90 
days after filing produces an "average" time from filing to 
disposition of about five months.) The majority of 
superior court criminal cases were disposed of in less than 
1 20 days : of the 29, 1 1 3 felony cases disposed of in 1978, 
20,292 cases (69.7%) were disposed of within 120 days of 
filing in the superior courts. Of the 21,684 appeals from 
district courts, 15,298 cases (70.5%) were disposed of 
within 120 days. The high averages result from the 
disposition of a relatively few long-pending cases: 546 of 
the felony cases (1.9%) and 302 of the appeals from 
district court ( 1 .4%) were older than two years at the time 
of their disposition in 1978. 



43 



Ages of Pending Cases 

The average age of the 12,157 felony cases pending on 
December 31, 1978 was 208.8 days; for the 8,772 appeals 
from district courts still pending on December 31, the 
average age was 182.4 days. 

As the averages indicate, there is a larger "backlog" of 
long-pending felony cases than of appeals from district 
court. For both categories, the situation is slightly worse 
than it was at the end of 1977. The number of felony cases 
older than two years and still pending on December 31, 
1978 (565 cases) is slightly lower than the number older 
than two years and still pending at the end of 1977 (577 
cases); however, the number of felony cases between one 
and two years old and still pending at the end of 1978 
( 1 ,509 cases) is 24% larger than the number of such cases 
pending at the end of 1 977 (1,217 cases). There was also an 
increase in the number of cases aged between 181 days 
and one year: 2,235 cases pending December 31, 1978, 
compared with 2,145 felony cases pending December 31, 

1977. Combining all these categories, 4,309 felony cases 
were six months old or older and still pending on 
December 31, 1978, compared with 3,939 such cases 
pending one year before, an increase of 370 cases. 

The "backlog" of older appeals from district courts has 
not grown as much. There were 302 appeals over two 
years old still pending at the end of 1978, one case fewer 
than the number of such cases pending at the end of 1977 
(303 cases). The number between one and two years old 
increased 856 cases pending on December 31,1 977 to 95 1 
cases pending on December 31,1 978 ; this is an increase of 
1 1%. However, there was a decrease in the number aged 
between 1 8 1 days and one year: from 1 ,582 cases pending 
at the end of 1977 to 1,463 cases pending at the end of 

1978, which amounts to 7'/ 2 % decrease. 

The date on ages of pending cases and on time from 
filing to disposition are relevant to the matter of "speedy 
trials" and the time standards of G.S.15A-701, et seq., 
which mandate disposition within 120 days of filing for 
criminal cases filed on or after October 1, 1978. (For cases 
filed on or after October 1, 1980, the statutes specify 
disposition within 90 days of filing.) Certain periods of 
delay are excluded, such as time required for physical or 



mental examination of a defendant; for other trials 
involving the defendant; for interlocutory appeals; for 
hearings on motions; for delay caused by the defendant; 
for delay agreed to by defendant and prosecutor; and for 
delay granted by the trial judge for good cause. If a 
defendant is not brought to trial within the time limits 
specified by statute or as otherwise prescribed by the trial 
judge, the criminal charge must be dismissed on motion of 
the defendant. 

Of the 50,797 superior court criminal cases disposed of 
in 1978, 35,580 (70%) were disposed of in 120 days or less; 
15,217 cases (30%) were 121 days old or older at the time 
of their disposition. Of these, 8,83 1 were felony cases and 
6,386 were appeals from district courts. 

Of the cases pending on December 31, 1978, 11,705 
were 120 days old or less; 9,224 (44% of the total) were 
older than 1 20 days, 5,487 of them felony cases and 3,737 
appeals from district court. 

It is obvious that a substantial number of superior 
court criminal cases on which action was completed 
during 1978 required more than 120 days for disposition, 
and a substantial number of cases still pending at the end 
of 1978 had been pending for more than 120 days. 

These older cases, filed before October 1, 1978, are not 
subject to the provisions of the "speedy trial" statutes, of 
course, but the question might be asked, what conclusions 
can one draw from these 1978 statistics regarding the 
likely response of the superior courts to the 120-day 
standard? No clear-cut answer can be given to this 
question. The speedy trial statute does not mandate the 
120-day standard for all criminal cases irrespective of 
individual case circumstances. Clearly, many criminal 
cases will be delayed for good cause, as recognized by the 
speedy trial statute. This means that the 120-day period 
will be exceeded in many cases but there will still be full 
compliance with the statutory provisions. Thus the 1978 
data do not tell us whether the implementation of the 
speedy trial statute will impose any serious strain on 
available court resources for the handling of criminal 
cases. Data will be collected during 1979 which will 
provide information on the extent of dismissals required 
under the "speedy trial" statutes. 



44 



SUPERIOR COURT CRIMINAL CASE FILINGS AND DISPOSITIONS, 1974-1 l *7S 



60,000 



55,000 



50,000 



45,000 



40,000 



53,505 



52,551 52,547 



53,278 





35,000 


u 









£ 

3 


30,000 


S. 


25,000 



20,000 



15,000 



10,000 



5,000 



50,797 




1974 



1975 



1976 



1977 



1978 



Filings: 



Dispositions: 



45 



SUPERIOR COURT CRIMINAL CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1974-1978 



25,000 



20,000 



15,000 



» 10,000 



5,000 - 



20,929 




1974 



1975 



1976 



1977 



197S 



PERCENT OF CRIMINAL CASES TRIED IN THE DISTRICT COURT WHICH WERE 
APPEALED TO THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR TRIAL DE NOVO IN 1978 

Total number of cases tried in the District Court 370,348 

(Includes only cases actually tried; excludes cases disposed of 
by waiver, preliminary hearing, dismissal or otherwise.) 

Total number of cases appealed from the District Court for 

trial de novo in the Superior Court 22,702 

Percent of cases tried in the District Court which were 

appealed to the Superior Court for trial de novo 6. 1% 



PERCENT OF SUPERIOR COURT CRIMINAL FILINGS WHICH ARE CASES 
APPEALED FROM THE DISTRICT COURT FOR TRIAL DE NOVO 

Total number of cases filed in Superior Court within its 

original jurisdiction 30,576 

Total number of cases filed in Superior Court upon appeal 

from District Court for trial de novo 22,702 

Total number of cases filed in Superior Court 53,278 

Percent of Superior Court filings consisting of cases 

appealed from District Court for trial de novo 42.6% 



46 



FELONY CASES PENDING, FILED AND DISPOSED OF IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 

January 1, 1978 - December 31, 1978 























Increase/ 




Cases 


Cases 


Total 




Cases Disposed of, 


1978 




Cases 


Decrease 




Pending 


Filed 


Caseload 


By 


By 


Dismissal 




Total 


Pending 


in Pending 


District 1 


1/1/78 


1978 


1978 


Jury 


Plea 


by D.A. 


Other 


Dispositions 


12/31/78 


Cases 


Camden 


8 


49 


57 


3 


25 


4 


9 


41 


16 


+ 8 


Chowan 


12 


110 


122 


7 


45 


44 


21 


117 


5 


- 7 


Currituck 


9 


30 


39 


1 


20 


9 


4 


34 


5 


- 4 


Dare 


25 


124 


149 


7 


57 


40 


6 


110 


39 


+ 14 


Gates 





42 


42 


1 


26 


6 





33 


9 


+ 9 


Pasquotank 


38 


155 


193 


18 


87 


43 


10 


158 


35 


- 3 


Perquimans 


7 


58 


65 


5 


24 


27 


i) 


56 


9 


+ 2 


District Totals 


99 


568 


667 


42 


284 


173 


50 


549 


118 


+19 


District 2 






















Beaufort 


74 


337 


411 


27 


193 


44 


13 


277 


134 


+60 


Hyde 


3 


22 


25 


2 


9 





1 


12 


13 


+ 10 


Martin 


53 


89 


142 


18 


62 


2! 


5 


106 


36 


-17 


Tyrrell 


4 


8 


12 





1 





ii 


1 


11 


+ 7 


Washington 


12 


67 


79 


12 


35 


4 


6 


57 


22 


+ 10 


District Totals 


146 


523 


669 


59 


300 


69 


25 


453 


216 


+70 


District 3 






















Carteret 


176 


269 


445 


3 


130 


165 


58 


356 


89 


-87 


Craven 


100 


551 


651 


28 


205 


125 


15 


373 


278 


+ 178 


Pamlico 


21 


68 


89 


3 


36 


37 


5 


81 


8 


-13 


Pitt 


264 


817 


1,081 


63 


464 


199 


42 


768 


313 


+49 


District Totals 


561 


1,705 


2,266 


97 


835 


526 


120 


1,578 


688 


+127 


District 4 






















Duplin 


61 


71 


132 


1 


60 


12 




76 


56 


- 5 


Jones 


4 


60 


64 





33 


13 


5 


51 


13 


+ 9 


Onslow 


192 


933 


1,125 


35 


460 


392 


34 


921 


204 


+ 12 


Sampson 


14 


131 


145 


7 


79 


14 


13 


113 


32 


+ 18 


District Totals 


271 


1,195 


1,466 


43 


632 


431 


55 


1,161 


305 


+34 


District 5 






















New Hanover 


207 


1,195 


1,402 


92 


584 


326 


34 


1,036 


366 


+ 159 


Pender 


64 


106 


170 


7 


58 


17 


16 


98 


72 


+ 8 


District Totals 


271 


1,301 


1,572 


99 


642 


343 


50 


1,134 


438 


+167 


District 6 






















Bertie 


7 


20 


27 





6 


7 


3 


16 


II 


+ 4 


Halifax 


45 


270 


315 


5 


112 


125 


1 


243 


12 


+27 


Hertford 


123 


88 


211 


11 


72 


64 


17 


164 


47 


-76 


Northampton 


18 


136 


154 


5 


16 


56 


6 


83 


71 


+53 


District Totals 


193 


514 


707 


21 


206 


252 


27 


506 


201 


+ 8 


District 7 






















Edgecombe 


106 


378 


484 


22 


177 


72 


17 


288 


196 


+90 


Nash 


120 


536 


656 


11 


375 


160 


15 


561 


95 


-25 


Wilson 


171 


347 


518 


20 


270 


85 


14 


389 


129 


-42 


District Totals 


397 


1,261 


1,658 


53 


882 


317 


46 


1,238 


420 


+23 



47 



FELONY CASES PENDING, FILED AND DISPOSED OF IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 























Increase/ 




Cases 
Pending 


Cases 
Filed 


Total 
Caseload 




Cases 


Disposed of. 


1978 




Cases 
Pending 


Decrease 




By 


By 


Dismissal 




Total 


in Pending 


District 8 


1/1/78 


1978 


1978 


Jury 


Plea 


by D.A. 


Other 


Dispositions 


12/31/78 


Cases 


Greene 


IX 


75 


93 


4 


34 


20 


2 


60 


33 


+ 15 


Lenoir 


112 


336 


448 


48 


114 


135 


20 


317 


131 


+ 19 


Wayne 


46 


410 


456 


60 


141 


111 


14 


326 


130 


+84 


District Totals 


176 


821 


997 


112 


289 


266 


36 


703 


294 


+118 


District 9 






















Franklin 


11 


99 


110 





20 


19 


3 


42 


68 


+57 


Granville 


85 


104 


189 


9 


69 


32 


7 


117 


72 


-13 


Person 


49 


85 


134 


10 


37 


37 





84 


50 


+ 1 


Vance 


11 


181 


192 


12 


26 


42 


13 


93 


99 


+88 


Warren 


67 


74 


141 


3 


26 


38 





67 


74 


+ 7 


District Totals 


223 


543 


766 


34 


178 


168 


23 


403 


363 


+140 


District 10 























Wake 



784 



1,917 



2,701 



111 



788 



809 



35 



1,743 



958 



+174 



District 11 



Harnett 
Johnston 
Lee 
District Totals 


46 

88 

2! 

155 


165 

187 

83 

435 


211 
275 
104 
590 


13 

14 

1 

28 


92 
144 

65 
301 


51 

57 

17 

125 


20 

24 

2 

46 


176 

239 

85 

500 


35 
36 
19 
90 


11 
-52 
- 2 
-65 


District 12 






















Cumberland 
Hoke 
District Totals 


334 

12 

346 


742 

74 

816 


1,076 

86 

1,162 


128 

9 

137 


354 

27 

381 


302 

16 

318 


83 

5 

88 


867 

57 

924 


209 

29 

238 


-125 

+ 17 

-108 


District 13 






















Bladen 

Brunswick 

Columbus 

District Totals 


32 

31 

65 

128 


102 

80 

194 

376 


134 
111 
259 
504 


14 
5 

28 
47 


53 

69 

103 

225 


16 

18 
42 
76 


5 

5 

9 

19 


88 

97 

182 

367 


46 

14 

77 

137 


+ 14 
-17 
+ 12 
+ 9 



District 14 
Durham 



169 



1,228 



1,397 



41 



379 



449 



39 



908 



489 



+320 



District 15 A 
Alamance 



345 



512 



857 



68 



226 



280 



24 



598 



259 



-86 



District 15 B 



Chatham 


38 


42 


80 


6 


19 


22 


10 


57 


23 


-15 


Orange 


85 


406 


491 


18 


142 


202 


30 


392 


99 


+ 14 


District Totals 


123 


448 


571 


24 


161 


224 


40 


449 


122 


- 1 



48 



FELONY CASES PENDING, FILED AND DISPOSED OF IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 























Increase/ 




Cases 
Pending 


Cases 
Filed 


Total 
Caseload 




Cases 


Disposed of, 


1978 




Cases 
Pending 


Decrease 




By 


By 


Dismissal 




Total 


in Pending 


District 16 


1/1/78 


1978 


1978 


Jury 


Plea 


by D.A. 


Other 


Dispositions 


12/31/78 


Cases 


Robeson 


345 


618 


963 


54 


509 


86 


28 


677 


286 


-59 


Scotland 


20 


217 


237 


6 


109 


19 


20 


154 


83 


+63 


District Totals 


365 


835 


1,200 


60 


618 


105 


48 


831 


369 


+ 4 


District 17 






















Caswell 


42 


24 


66 


1 


15 


7 


6 


29 


37 


- 5 


Rockingham 


188 


459 


647 


55 


342 


73 


5 


475 


172 


-16 


Stokes 


70 


66 


136 


2 


64 


16 


14 


96 


40 


-30 


Surry 


138 


221 


359 


16 


171 


55 


10 


252 


107 


-31 


District Totals 


438 


770 


1,208 


74 


592 


151 


35 


852 


356 


-82 


District 18 






















Guilford 






















Greensboro 


766 


1,432 


2,198 


77 


752 


399 


62 


1,290 


908 


+ 142 


High Point 


219 


452 


671 


17 


266 


164 


20 


467 


204 


-15 


District Totals 


985 


1,884 


2,869 


94 


1,018 


563 


82 


1,757 


1,112 


+127 


District 19 






















Cabarrus 


49 


473 


522 


14 


253 


101 


10 


378 


144 


+95 


Montgomery 


94 


128 


222 


12 


115 


38 


18 


183 


39 


-55 


Randolph 


150 


384 


534 


21 


183 


170 


33 


407 


127 


-23 


Rowan 


173 


412 


585 


29 


259 


145 


15 


448 


137 


-36 


District Totals 


466 


1,397 


1,863 


76 


810 


454 


76 


1,416 


447 


-19 


District 20 






















Anson 


72 


232 


304 


6 


133 


94 


12 


245 


59 


-13 


Moore 


139 


324 


463 


11 


207 


166 


12 


396 


67 


-72 


Richmond 


82 


516 


598 


11 


198 


281 


10 


500 


98 


+ 16 


Stanly 


85 


174 


259 


7 


107 


125 


5 


244 


15 


-70 


Union 


58 


408 


466 


22 


200 


141 


14 


377 


89 


+31 


District Totals 


436 


1,654 


2,090 


57 


845 


807 


53 


1,762 


328 


-108 



District 21 
Forsyth 



240 



1,134 



1,374 



54 



780 



200 



73 



1,107 



267 



+27 



District 22 



Alexander 


4 


41 


45 





6 


2 


3 


II 


34 


+30 


Davidson 


20 


206 


226 


6 


105 


25 


29 


165 


61 


+41 


Davie 


32 


102 


134 


9 


52 


22 


22 


105 


29 


- 3 


Iredell 


110 


421 


531 


21 


202 


107 


20 


350 


181 


+71 


District Totals 


166 


770 


936 


36 


365 


156 


74 


631 


305 


+ 139 


District 23 






















Alleghany 


2 


10 


12 





2 








2 


10 


+ 8 


Ashe 


33 


72 


105 





45 


14 


1 


60 


45 


+ 12 


Wilkes 


57 


188 


245 


8 


105 


55 


22 


190 


55 


_ 2 


Yadkin 


28 


85 


113 


4 


35 


18 


10 


67 


46 


+ 18 


District Totals 


120 


355 


475 


12 


187 


87 


33 


319 


156 


+36 



49 



FELONY CASES PENDING, FILED AND DISPOSED OF IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 























Increase/ 




Cases 


Cases 


Total 




Cases 


Disposed of, 


1978 




Cases 


Decrease 




Pending 


Filed 


Caseload 


By 


By 


Dismissal 




Total 


Pending 


in Pending 


District 24 


1/1/78 


1978 


1978 


Jury 


Plea 


by D.A. 


Other 


Dispositions 


12/31/78 


Cases 


Avery 


68 


51 


119 


6 


27 


30 


8 


71 


48 


-20 


Madison 


29 


37 


66 


2 


8 


5 


1! 


26 


40 


+ 11 


Mitchell 


20 


26 


46 


12 


10 


!1 


1 


34 


12 


- 8 


Watauga 


41 


135 


176 


6 


39 


50 


13 


108 


68 


+27 


Yancey 


9 


28 


37 





3 


8 


1 


14 


23 


+ 14 


District Totals 


167 


277 


444 


26 


89 


104 


34 


253 


191 


+24 


District 25 






















Burke 


74 


279 


353 


14 


165 


56 


14 


249 


104 


+30 


Caldwell 


114 


310 


424 


38 


161 


123 


10 


352 


72 


-42 


Catawba 


245 


927 


1,172 


31 


286 


248 


22 


587 


585 


+340 


District Totals 


433 


1,516 


1,949 


103 


612 


4273 


46 


1,188 


761 


+328 


District 26 






















Mecklenburg 


1,058 


2,271 


3,329 


134 


1,231 


750 


4H 


2,163 


1,166 


+108 


District 27 A 






















Gaston 


353 


948 


1,301 


78 


533 


280 


55 


946 


355 


+ 2 


District 27 B 






















Cleveland 


9! 


399 


490 


44 


223 


95 


31 


393 


97 


+ 6 


Lincoln 


45 


151 


196 


28 


89 


28 





145 


51 


+ 6 


District Totals 


136 


550 


686 


72 


312 


123 


31 


538 


148 


+12 


District 28 






















Buncombe 


195 


898 


1,093 


44 


469 


257 


86 


856 


237 


+42 


District 29 






















Henderson 


146 


249 


395 


24 


137 


150 


13 


324 


71 


-75 


McDowell 


87 


136 


223 


20 


78 


65 


8 


171 


52 


-35 


Polk 


41 


73 


114 


7 


23 


19 


11 


60 


54 


+ 13 


Rutherford 


147 


237 


384 


33 


116 


86 


10 


245 


139 


- 8 


Transylvania 


53 


129 


182 


9 


50 


51 


3 


113 


69 


+ 16 


District Totals 


474 


824 


1,298 


93 


404 


371 


45 


913 


385 


-89 


District 30 






















Cherokee 


30 


48 


98 


1 


40 


15 


2 


58 


40 


-10 


Clay 


7 


21 


28 





9 


3 





12 


16 


+ 9 


Graham 


16 


23 


39 


1 


12 


6 


12 


31 


8 


- 8 


Haywood 


105 


11 


136 





33 


62 


11 


106 


30 


-75 


Jackson 


51 


96 


147 


3 


47 


29 


I 


80 


67 


+ 16 


Macon 


29 


71 


100 





29 


17 


2 


48 


52 


+23 


Swain 


17 


40 


57 





23 


8 


1 


32 


25 


+ 8 


District Totals 


275 


330 


605 


5 


193 


140 


29 


367 


238 


-37 



STATE TOTALS 10,694 30,576 41,270 



2,034 15,707 



9,801 



1,571 



29,113 12,157 



+ 1,463 



50 



MISDEMEANOR CASES PENDING, FILED AND DISPOSED OF IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 























Increase/ 




Cases 


Cases 


Total 




Cases Disposed of, 


1978 




Cases 


Decrease 




Pending 


Filed 


Caseload 


By 


By 


Dismissal 




Total 


Pending 


in Pending 


District I 


1/1/78 


1978 


1978 


Jury 


Plea 


by D.A. 


Other 


Dispositions 


12/31/78 


Cases 


Camden 


13 


21 


34 


1 


25 


1 


6 


33 


1 


-12 


Chowan 


34 


160 


194 


5 


85 


6 


77 


173 


21 


-13 


Currituck 


55 


216 


271 


11 


92 


29 


89 


221 


50 


- 5 


Dare 


64 


242 


306 


10 


99 


49 


67 


225 


81 


+ 17 


Gates 


9 


50 


59 


3 


29 


3 


3 


38 


21 


+ 12 


Pasquotank 


84 


335 


419 


27 


144 


45 


121 


337 


82 


- 2 


Perquimans 


31 


73 


104 


12 


35 


10 


25 


82 


22 


- 9 


District Totals 


290 


1,097 


1,387 


69 


509 


143 


388 


1,109 


278 


-12 


District 2 






















Beaufort 


42 


237 


279 


42 


84 


22 


17 


165 


114 


+72 


Hyde 


24 


43 


67 


5 


18 


5 


11 


39 


28 


+ 4 


Martin 


38 


86 


124 


7 


54 


22 


4 


87 


37 


- I 


Tyrrell 


17 


35 


52 


5 


21 


2 


2 


30 


22 


+ 5 


Washington 


16 


80 


96 


17 


39 


6 


7 


69 


27 


+ 11 


District Totals 


137 


481 


618 


76 


216 


57 


41 


390 


228 


+91 


District 3 






















Carteret 


75 


100 


175 


1 


50 


32 


32 


115 


60 


-15 


Craven 


46 


368 


414 


30 


159 


95 


14 


298 


116 


+70 


Pamlico 


19 


60 


79 


5 


30 


15 


3 


53 


26 


+ 7 


Pitt 


147 


663 


810 


45 


363 


137 


110 


655 


155 


+ 8 


District Totals 


287 


1,191 


1,478 


81 


602 


279 


159 


1,121 


357 


+70 


District 4 






















Duplin 


36 


38 


74 


5 


20 


6 


6 


37 


37 


+ 1 


Jones 


8 


37 


45 


5 


19 


11 


4 


39 


6 


- 2 


Onslow 


32 


318 


350 


34 


120 


102 


50 


306 


44 


+ 12 


Sampson 


50 


185 


235 


6 


66 


12 


50 


134 


101 


+51 


District Totals 


126 


578 


704 


50 


225 


131 


110 


516 


188 


+62 


District 5 






















New Hanover 


149 


661 


810 


57 


352 


199 


88 


696 


114 


-35 


Pender 


49 


103 


152 


12 


48 


39 


13 


112 


40 


- 9 


District Totals 


198 


764 


962 


69 


400 


238 


101 


808 


154 


-44 


District 6 






















Bertie 


51 


93 


144 


4 


34 


32 


10 


80 


64 


+ 13 


Halifax 


35 


189 


224 


3 


82 


50 


6 


141 


83 


+48 


Hertford 


56 


98 


154 


11 


50 


27 


11 


99 


55 


- 1 


Northampton 


20 


40 


60 


2 


16 


13 


3 


34 


26 


+ 6 


District Totals 


162 


420 


582 


20 


182 


122 


30 


354 


228 


+66 


District 7 






















Edgecombe 


77 


336 


413 


22 


153 


55 


51 


281 


132 


+55 


Nash 


156 


475 


631 


19 


321 


100 


37 


477 


154 


- 2 


Wilson 


88 


388 


476 


19 


188 


80 


38 


325 


151 


+63 


District Totals 


321 


1,199 


1,520 


60 


662 


235 


126 


1,083 


437 


+116 



51 



MISDEMEANOR CASES PENDING, FILED AND DISPOSED OF IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 























Increase/ 




Cases 


Cases 


Total 




Cases 


Disposed of. 


1978 




Cases 


Decrease 




Pending 


Filed 


Caseload 


By 


By 


Dismissal 




Total 


Pending 


in Pending 


District 8 


1/1/78 


1978 


1978 


Jury 


Plea 


by DA. 


Other 


Dispositions 


12/31/78 


Cases 


Greene 


11 


44 


55 


4 


24 


10 


7 


45 


10 


- 1 


Lenoir 


39 


292 


331 


27 


98 


96 


63 


284 


47 


+ 8 


Wayne 


37 


278 


315 


34 


117 


85 


22 


258 


57 


+20 


District Totals 


87 


614 


701 


65 


239 


191 


92 


587 


114 


+27 


District 9 






















Franklin 


208 


283 


491 


5 


171 


143 


15 


334 


157 


-51 


Granville 


139 


117 


256 


6 


84 


52 


14 


156 


100 


-39 


Person 


82 


189 


271 


9 


69 


54 


9 


141 


130 


+48 


Vance 


142 


284 


426 


6 


100 


99 


27 


232 


194 


+52 


Warren 


29 


78 


107 


1 


12 


13 


1 


27 


80 


+51 


District Totals 


600 


951 


1,551 


27 


436 


361 


66 


890 


661 


+61 


District 10 























Wake 



523 



1,289 



1,812 



38 



454 



589 



343 



1,424 



388 



-135 



District 11 



Harnett 
Johnston 
Lee 
District Totals 


14 
14 
16 

49 


57 
133 
201 
391 


71 
152 
217 
440 


6 
12 
17 
35 


15 

77 

69 

161 


25 
31 

37 
93 


10 
20 
13 
43 


56 
140 
136 
332 


15 

12 

SI 

108 


+ 1 
- 7 
+65 
+59 


District 12 






















Cumberland 
Hoke 

District Totals 


244 

67 

311 


494 
135 
629 


738 
202 
940 


74 
25 
99 


241 

61 

302 


172 

37 

209 


63 
10 

73 


550 
133 
683 


188 

69 

257 


-56 
+ 2 
-54 


District 13 






















Bladen 

Brunswick 

Columbus 

District Totals 


51 

29 

93 

173 


70 

79 

242 

391 


121 
108 
335 
564 


11 
11 
26 
48 


46 

34 

154 

234 


27 

39 

57 

123 


5 

9 

19 

33 


93 
256 
438 


32 

15 

79 

126 


-19 

-14 
-14 

-47 



District 14 
Durham 



151 



264 



415 



19 



98 



62 



38 



217 



198 



+47 



District 15 A 
Alamance 



115 



264 



379 



50 



121 



74 



47 



292 



87 



-28 



District 15 B 



Chatham 
Orange 

District Totals 


48 
31 
79 


76 
107 
183 


124 
138 
262 


10 

15 
25 


32 
34 
66 


36 
48 
84 


18 
20 
38 


96 
117 
213 


28 
21 
49 


-20 
-10 
-30 


District 16 






















Robeson 
Scotland 

District Totals 


161 

5 

166 


384 
255 
639 


545 
260 
805 


29 



29 


228 
145 
373 


58 
14 

72 


88 

27 

115 


403 
186 
589 


142 

74 

216 


-19 
+69 
+50 



52 



MISDEMEANOR CASES PENDING, FILED AND DISPOSED OF IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 























Increase/ 




Cases 
Pending 


Cases 
Filed 


Total 
Caseload 




Cases Disposed of, 


1978 




Cases 
Pending 


Decrease 




By 


By 


Dismissal 




Total 


in Pending 


District 17 


1/1/78 


1978 


1978 


Jury 


Plea 


by D.A. 


Other 


Dispositions 


12/31/78 


Cases 


Caswell 


10 


43 


53 


1 


10 


6 


10 


27 


26 


+ 16 


Rockingham 


102 


452 


554 


15 


236 


99 


89 


439 


115 


+ 13 


Stokes 


74 


110 


184 


8 


54 


19 


47 


128 


56 


-18 


Surry 


226 


428 


654 


15 


167 


101 


155 


438 


216 


-10 


District Totals 


412 


1,033 


1,445 


39 


467 


225 


301 


1,032 


413 


+ 1 


District 18 






















Guilford 






















Greensboro 


506 


958 


1,464 


48 


322 


340 


255 


965 


499 


- 7 


High Point 


123 


131 


254 


8 


52 


125 


20 


205 


49 


-74 


District Totals 


629 


1,089 


1,718 


56 


374 


465 


275 


1,170 


548 


-81 


District 19 






















Cabarrus 


84 


591 


675 


25 


207 


71 


175 


478 


197 


+ 113 


Montgomery 


56 


119 


175 


5 


33 


21 


35 


94 


81 


+25 


Randolph 


251 


326 


577 


27 


178 


165 


48 


418 


159 


92 


Rowan 


115 


365 


480 


20 


151 


65 


92 


328 


152 


+37 


District Totals 


506 


1,401 


1,907 


77 


569 


322 


350 


1,318 


589 


+83 


District 20 






















Anson 


25 


134 


159 


4 


57 


48 


26 


135 


24 


- 1 


Moore 


58 


250 


308 


5 


99 


77 


38 


219 


89 


+31 


Richmond 


63 


284 


347 


7 


118 


120 


42 


287 


60 


- 3 


Stanly 


76 


282 


358 


2 


175 


91 


13 


281 


77 


+ 1 


Union 


52 


316 


368 


8 


150 


87 


70 


315 


53 


+ 1 


District Totals 


274 


1,266 


1,540 


26 


599 


423 


189 


1,237 


303 


+29 



District 21 
Forsyth 



169 



1,227 



1,396 



30 



721 



207 



114 



1,072 



324 



+155 



District 22 



Alexander 


65 


268 


333 


8 


115 


30 


40 


193 


140 


+75 


Davidson 


195 


341 


536 


9 


196 


135 


152 


492 


44 


-151 


Davie 


33 


41 


74 


10 


18 


14 


16 


58 


16 


-17 


Iredell 


58 


289 


347 


15 


144 


52 


56 


267 


80 


+22 


District Totals 


351 


939 


1,290 


42 


473 


231 


264 


1,010 


280 


-71 


District 23 






















Alleghany 


23 


13 


36 


I 


7 


7 


4 


19 


17 


- 6 


Ashe 


38 


84 


122 


2 


31 


11 


31 


75 


47 


+ 9 


Wilkes 


67 


160 


227 


15 


41 


60 


59 


175 


52 


-15 


Yadkin 


54 


102 


156 


10 


24 


30 


39 


103 


53 


! 


District Totals 


182 


359 


541 


28 


103 


108 


133 


372 


169 


-13 



53 



MISDEMEANOR CASES PENDING, FILED AND DISPOSED OF IN THE SUPERIOR COl RTS 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 





Cases 
Pending 

1/1/78 


Cases 
Filed 
1978 


Total 

Caseload 

1978 




Cases 


Disposed of. 


1978 




Cases 
Pending 

12/31/78 


Increase/ 


District 24 


Jury 


B> 
Plea 


Dismissal 
by D.A. 


Other 


Total 
Dispositions 


in Pending 
Cases 


Avery 

Madison 

Mitchell 

Watauga 

Yancey 

District Totals 


17 
11 
13 
69 
10 
120 


38 
28 
21 
2S 
40 
155 


55 

39 
34 
97 
50 
275 




2 
3 
3 
4 
12 


12 
8 
7 
31 
10 
68 


5 
5 
7 

18 
9 

44 


7 
1 1 

5 
28 

9 
6(1 


24 
26 
22 
SO 
32 
184 


31 
13 

12 
17 
IS 
91 


+ 14 
+ 2 
- 1 
-52 
+ 8 
-29 


District 25 






















Burke 

Caldwell 

Catawba 

District Totals 


67 

75 

177 

319 


186 
255 
486 
927 


253 

330 

663 

1,246 


20 
26 
20 
66 


58 
108 
145 
311 


25 
102 
103 
230 


46 

50 

97 

193 


149 
286 
365 
800 


104 

44 

298 

446 


+37 

-31 

+ 121 

+127 


District 26 






















Mecklenburg 


308 


1,216 


1,524 


37 


458 


160 


86 


741 


783 


+475 


District 27 A 























Gaston 



115 



338 



453 



61 



145 



89 



61 



356 



97 



■18 



District 27 B 



Cleveland 


26 


134 


160 


23 


54 


19 


36 


132 


2S 


+ 2 


Lincoln 


39 


86 


125 


18 


42 


15 


29 


104 


21 


-18 


District Totals 


65 


220 


285 


41 


96 


34 


65 


236 


49 


-16 


District 28 






















Buncombe 


53 


302 


355 


25 


111 


45 


95 


276 


79 


+26 


District 29 






















Henderson 


S3 


77 


160 


5 


34 


62 


33 


134 


26 


-57 


McDowell 


39 


41 


80 


5 


16 


22 


10 


53 


27 


-12 


Polk 


19 


41 


60 


11 


14 


16 


7 


48 


12 


- 7 


Rutherford 


96 


132 


228 


15 


33 


54 


24 


126 


102 


+ 6 


Transylvania 


17 


33 


50 


9 


3 


6 


5 


23 


27 


+ 10 


District Totals 


254 


324 


578 


45 


100 


160 


79 


384 


194 


-60 


District 30 






















Cherokee 


22 


45 


67 


1 


20 


10 


5 


36 


31 


+ 9 


Clay 


5 





5 





2 


2 





4 


1 


- 4 


Graham 


25 


25 


50 


2 


15 


14 


5 


36 


14 


-11 


Haywood 


114 


355 


469 


5 


135 


108 


21 


269 


200 


+86 


Jackson 


24 


72 


96 


2 


27 


17 


1 


47 


49 


+25 


Macon 


17 


36 


53 


1 


II 


15 


5 


32 


21 


+ 4 


Swain 


15 


28 


43 


1 


7 


12 


6 


26 


17 


+ 2 


District Totals 


222 


561 


783 


12 


217 


178 


43 


450 


333 


+111 



STATE TOTALS 7,754 22,702 30,456 



1,457 10,092 



5,984 



4,151 



21,684 



8,772 +1,018 



54 



RATIOS OF SUPERIOR COURT CRIMINAL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL CASELOAD, AND RATIOS 
OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1978 TO CASES DISPOSED OF DURING 1978* 







Total 


% of Dis- 


Total Cases 


Total 


% of Pending 


County 




Total 


Dispo- 


positions 


Pending 


Dispo- 


Cases to 


Ranking 


District 1 


Caseload 


sitions 


to Caseload 


12/31/78 


sitions 


Dispositions 


on Ratios 


Camden 


91 


74 


81.3% 


17 


74 


23.0% 


16 


Chowan 


316 


290 


91.8% 


26 


290 


9.0% 


1 


Currituck 


310 


255 


82.3% 


55 


255 


21.6% 


13 


Dare 


455 


335 


73.6% 


120 


335 


35.8% 


41 


Gates 


101 


71 


70.3% 


30 


71 


42.3% 


52 


Pasquotank 


612 


495 


80.9% 


117 


495 


23.6% 


18 


Perquimans 


169 


138 


81.7% 


31 


138 


22.5% 


15 


District Totals 


2,054 


1,658 


80.7% 


396 


1,658 


23.9% 




District 2 
















Beaufort 


690 


442 


64.1% 


248 


442 


56.1% 


67 


Hyde 


92 


51 


55.4% 


41 


51 


80.4% 


85 


Martin 


266 


193 


72.6% 


73 


193 


37.8% 


43 


Tyrrell 


64 


31 


48.4% 


33 


31 


106.5% 


97 


Washington 


175 


126 


72.0% 


49 


126 


38.9% 


46 


District Totals 


1,287 


843 


65.5% 


444 


843 


52.7% 




District 3 
















Carteret 


620 


471 


76.0% 


149 


471 


31.6% 


32 


Craven 


1,065 


671 


63.0% 


394 


671 


58.7% 


71 


Pamlico 


168 


134 


79.8% 


34 


134 


25.4% 


22 


Pitt 


1.891 


1,423 


75.3% 


468 


1,423 


32.9% 


35 


District Totals 


3,744 


2,699 


72.1% 


1,045 


2,699 


38.7% 




District 4 
















Duplin 


206 


113 


54.9% 


93 


113 


82.3% 


86 


Jones 


109 


90 


82.6% 


19 


90 


21.1% 


10 


Onslow 


1,475 


1,227 


83.2% 


248 


1,227 


20.2% 


8 


Sampson 


380 


247 


65.0% 


133 


247 


53.8% 


66 


District Totals 


2,170 


1,677 


77.3% 


493 


1,677 


29.4% 




District 5 
















New Hanover 


2,212 


1,732 


78.3% 


480 


1,732 


27.7% 


25 


Pender 


322 


210 


65.2% 


112 


210 


53.3% 


65 


District Totals 


2,534 


1,942 


76.6% 


592 


1,942 


30.5% 




District 6 
















Bertie 


171 


96 


56.1% 


75 


96 


78.1%, 


83 


Halifax 


539 


384 


71.2% 


155 


384 


40.4%, 


50 


Hertford 


365 


263 


72.1% 


102 


263 


38.8% 


44 


Northampton 


214 


117 


54.7% 


97 


117 


82.9% 


87 


District Totals 


1,289 


860 


66.7% 


429 


860 


49.9% 




District 7 
















Edgecombe 


897 


569 


63.4% 


328 


569 


57.6% 


69 


Nash 


1,287 


1,038 


80.7% 


249 


1,038 


24.0% 


20 


Wilson 


994 


714 


71.8% 


280 


714 


39.2% 


47 


District Totals 


3,178 


2,321 


73.0% 


857 


2,321 


36.9% 





* Total caseload, reported in thefirst column, is the number of cases pending January 1, 1978, plus the number filed during 1978. 

The county ranking, reported in the last column, is for both ratios reported in this table, and each county's rank is the same for both ratios. The county 

ranked "1" had the highest percentage of cases disposed to total caseload and the lowest percentage of pending cases to dispositions during 1978. 



55 



RATIOS OF SUPERIOR COURT CRIMINAL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL CASELOAD, AND RATIOS 
OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1978 TO CASES DISPOSED OF DURING 1978* 



District 8 

Greene 
Lenoir 
Wayne 
District Totals 



District 9 

Franklin 
Granville 
Person 
Vance 
Warren 
District Totals 



Total 
Caseload 

148 

779 

771 

1,698 



601 
445 
405 
618 
248 
2,317 



Total 


% of Dis- 


Total Cases 


Total 


% of Pending 


County 


Dispo- 


positions 


Pending 


Dispo- 


Cases to 


Ranking 


sitions 


to Caseload 


12/31/78 


sitions 


Dispositions 


on Ratios 


105 


70.9% 


43 


105 


41.0% 


51 


601 


77.2% 


178 


601 


29.6% 


30 


584 


75.7% 


187 


584 


32.0% 


33 


1,290 


76.0% 


408 


1,290 


31.6% 




376 


62.6% 


225 


376 


59.8% 


72 


273 


61.3% 


172 


273 


63.0% 


76 


225 


55.6% 


180 


225 


80.0%. 


84 


325 


52.6% 


293 


325 


90.2% 


91 


94 


37.9% 


154 


94 


163.8% 


100 


1,293 


55.8% 


1,024 


1,293 


79.2% 





District 10 
Wake 



4,513 



3,167 



70.2% 



1,346 



3,167 



42.5% 



54 



District 11 



Harnett 
Johnston 
Lee 
District Totals 


282 

427 

321 

1,030 


232 
379 
221 
832 


82.3% 
88.8% 
68.8% 
80.8% 


50 

48 

100 

198 


232 
379 
221 
832 


21.6% 
12.7% 
45.2% 
23.8% 


12 

2 

60 


District 12 
















Cumberland 
Hoke 
District Totals 


1,814 

288 

2,102 


1,417 

190 

1,607 


78.1% 
66.0% 
76.5% 


397 

98 

495 


1,417 

190 

1,607 


28.0% 
51.6% 
30.8% 


27 
63 


District 13 
















Bladen 

Brunswick 

Columbus 

District Totals 


255 

219 

594 

1,068 


177 
190 
438 
805 


69.4% 
86.8% 
73.7% 
75.4% 


78 

29 

156 

263 


177 
190 
438 
805 


44.1% 

15.3% 
35.6% 
32.7% 


58 

3 

40 



District 14 
Durham 



1,812 



1,125 



62.1% 



687 



1,125 



61.1% 



73 



District 15 A 
Alamance 



1,236 



890 



72.0% 



346 



890 



38.9% 



45 



District 15 B 



Chatham 
Orange 

District Totals 


204 
629 
833 


153 
509 
662 


75.0% 
80.9% 
79.5% 


51 
120 
171 


153 
509 
662 


33.3% 
23.6% 
25.8% 


36 

17 


District 16 
















Robeson 
Scotland 

District Totals 


1,508 

497 

2,005 


1,080 

340 

1,420 


71.6% 
68.4% 
70.8% 


428 
157 
585 


1,080 

340 

1,420 


39.6% 
46.2% 

41.2% 


48 
61 



Total caseload, reported in the first column, is the number of cases pending January I, 1978, plus the number filed during 1978. 

The county ranking, reported in the last column, is for both ratios reported in this table, and each county's rank is the same for both ratios. The county 

ranked "I" had the highest percentage of cases disposed to total caseload and the lowest percentage of pending cases to dispositions during 1978. 



56 



RATIOS OF SUPERIOR COURT CRIMINAL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL CASELOAD, AND RATIOS 
OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1978 TO CASES DISPOSED OF DURING 1978* 



District 17 


Total 
Caseload 


Total 
Dispo- 
sitions 


% of Dis- 
positions 
to Caseload 


Total Cases 
Pending 

12/31/78 


Total 
Dispo- 
sitions 


% of Pending 

Cases to 
Dispositions 


County 
Ranking 
on Ratios 


Caswell 
Rockingham 
Stokes 
Surry 

District Totals 


119 
1,201 

320 
1,013 
2,653 


56 

914 

224 

690 

1,884 


47.1% 
76.1% 
70.0% 
68.1% 
71.0% 


63 

287 

96 

323 

769 


56 

914 

224 

690 

1,884 


112.5% 
31.4% 
42.9% 
46.8%, 
40.8% 


98 
31 

62 


District 18 
















Guilford 
Greensboro 
High Point 
District Totals 


3,662 

925 

4,587 


2,255 

672 

2,927 


61.6% 
72.6% 
63.8% 


1,407 

253 

1,660 


2,255 

672 

2,927 


62.4% 
37.6%, 
56.7% 


68 


District 19 
















Cabarrus 
Montgomery 
Randolph 
Rowan 
District Totals 


1,197 
397 
1,111 
1,065 
3,770 


856 
277 
825 
776 
2,734 


71.5% 
69.8% 

74.3% 
72.9% 
72.5% 


341 
120 
286 
289 
1,036 


856 

277 

825 

776 

2,734 


39.8% 
43.3% 
34.7%, 
37.2% 
37.9% 


49 

57 
37 
4 2 


District 20 
















Anson 
Moore 
Richmond 
Stanly 
Union 
District Totals 


463 
771 
945 
617 
834 
3,630 


380 
615 
787 
525 
692 
2,999 


82.1% 
79.8% 
83.3% 
85.1% 
83.0% 
82.6% 


83 
156 
158 

92 
142 
631 


380 
615 
787 
525 
692 
2,999 


21.8% 
25.4% 
20.1% 
17.5% 
20.5%, 
21.0% 


14 

21 

7 

5 

9 


District 21 
















Forsyth 


2,770 


2,179 


78.7% 


591 


2,179 


27.1% 


23 


District 22 
















Alexander 
Davidson 
Davie 
Iredell 
District Totals 


378 
762 
208 
878 
2,226 


204 
657 
163 
617 
1,641 


54.0% 
86.2% 
78.4% 
70.3% 
73.7% 


174 
105 
45 
261 
585 


204 
657 
163 
617 
1,641 


85.3% 
16.0% 

27.6% 
42.3%, 
35.7% 


89 

4 
24 
53 


District 23 
















Alleghany 
Ashe 
Wilkes 
Yadkin 

District Totals 


48 

227 

472 

269 

1,016 


21 
135 
365 
170 
691 


43.8% 
59.5% 
77.3% 
63.2% 
68.0% 


27 

92 

107 

99 

325 


2! 
135 
365 
170 
691 


128.6% 
68.1% 
29.3% 
58.2% 
47.0% 


99 

79 

2V 

70 


District 24 
















Avery 

Madison 

Mitchell 

Watauga 

Yancey 

District Totals 


174 
105 

80 
273 

87 
719 


95 
52 
56 

188 
46 

473 


54.6% 
49.5% 
70.0% 
68.9% 
52.9% 
60.8% 


79 
53 
24 
85 
41 
282 


95 
52 
56 

188 
46 

437 


83.2% 
101.9% 
42.9% 
45.2% 
89.1%, 
64.5% 


88 

M5 

59 
90 



*Total caseload, reported in the first column, is the number of cases pending January 1, 1978, plus the number filed during 1978. 

The county ranking, reported in the last column, is for both ratios reported in this table, and each county's rank is the same for both ratios. The county 

ranked "1" had the highest percentage of cases disposed to total caseload and the lowest percentage of pending cases to dispositions during 1978. 



57 



RATIOS OF SUPERIOR COURT CRIMINAL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL CASELOAD, AND RATIOS 
OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1978 TO CASES DISPOSED OF DURING 1978* 







Total 


% of Dis- 


Total Cases 


Total 


% of Pending 


County 




Total 


Dispo- 


positions 


Pending 


Disp- 


Cases to 


Ranking 


District 25 


Caseload 


sitions 


to Caseload 


12/31/78 


sitions 


Dispositions 


on Ratios 


Burke 


606 


398 


65.7% 


208 


398 


52.3% 


64 


Caldwell 


754 


638 


84.6% 


116 


638 


18.2% 


6 


Catawba 


1,835 


952 


51.9% 


883 


952 


92.8% 


44 


District Totals 


3,195 


1,988 


62.2% 


1,207 


1,988 


60.7% 




District 26 
















Mecklenburg 


4,853 


2,904 


59.8% 


1,949 


2,904 


67.1% 


78 


District 27 A 
















Gaston 


1,754 


1,302 


74.2% 


452 


1,302 


34.7% 


38 


District 27 B 
















Cleveland 


650 


525 


80.8% 


125 


525 


23.8% 


14 


Lincoln 


321 


249 


77.6% 


72 


249 


28.9% 


2S 


District Totals 


971 


774 


79.7% 


197 


774 


25.5% 




District 28 
















Buncombe 


1,448 


1,132 


78.2% 


316 


1,132 


27.9% 


26 


District 29 
















Henderson 


555 


458 


82.5% 


97 


458 


21.2% 


11 


McDowell 


303 


224 


73.9% 


79 


224 


35.3% 


34 


Polk 


174 


108 


62.1% 


66 


108 


61.1% 


74 


Rutherford 


612 


371 


60.6% 


241 


371 


65.0% 


77 


Transylvania 


232 


136 


58.6% 


96 


136 


70.6% 


SI) 


District Totals 


1,876 


1,297 


69.1% 


579 


1,297 


44.6% 




District 30 
















Cherokee 


165 


94 


57.0% 


71 


94 


75.5% 


S2 


Clay 


33 


16 


48.5% 


17 


16 


106.3% 


46 


Graham 


89 


67 


75.3% 


22 


67 


32.8%. 


34 


Haywood 


605 


375 


62.0% 


230 


375 


61.3% 


75 


Jackson 


243 


127 


52.3% 


116 


127 


91.3% 


93 


Macon 


153 


80 


52.3% 


73 


80 


91.3% 


4 2 


Swain 


100 


58 


58.0% 


42 


58 


72.4% 


SI 


District Totals 


1,388 


817 


58.9% 


571 


817 


69.9% 





STATE TOTALS 



71,726 



50,797 



70.8% 



20,929 



50,797 



41.2% 



*Total caseload, reported in thefirst column, is the number of cases pending January I. 1978, plus the number filed during 1978. 

The county ranking, reported in the last column, is for both ratios reported in this table, and each county's rank is the same for both ratios. The county 

ranked "I" had the highest percentage of cases disposed to total caseload and the lowest percentage of pending cases to dispositions during 1978. 



58 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF FELONY CASES IN THE SUPERIOR COl 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



RTS> 



District I 



Duplin 
% of Total 

Jones 

% of Total 

Onslow 
% of Total 

Sampson 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 91-120 121-150 

Disposed 30 Days Days Days Days Days 



151-180 181 Days 1 Year Greater 
Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. Than 4 Yrs. 



Average 

Time 
(In Days) 



Camden 
% of Total 


41 


7 
17.1% 


21 
51.2% 


2 
4.9% 


2 
4.9% 


1 

2.4% 


6 

14.6% 


2 
4.9% 






67.9 


Chowan 
% of Total 


117 


27 
23.1% 


17 
14.5% 


15 

12.8% 


14 
12.0% 


2 
1.7% 


32 

27.4% 


2 
1.7% 


6 
5.1% 


2 
1.7% 


123.1 


Currituck 
% of Total 


34 


6 

17.6% 


10 

29.4% 


8 
23.5% 


2 

5.9% 


4 

11.8% 




4 
11.8% 






88.2 


Dare 
% of Total 


110 


70 
63.6% 


12 
10.9% 


10 
9.1% 


8 

7.3% 


3 

2.7% 


2 
1.8% 


5 
4.5% 






44.6 


Gates 

% of Total 


33 


7 
21.2% 


6 

18.2% 


9 

27.3% 


1 

3.0% 


4 

12.1% 


2 
6.1% 


4 
12.1% 






82.4 


Pasquotank 
% of Total 


158 


46 
29.1% 


46 
29.1% 


31 
19.6% 


13 

8.2% 


3 
1.9% 


6 

3.8% 


11 

7.0% 




2 

1 .3% 


78.3 


Perquimans 
% of Total 


56 


7 
12.5% 


16 

28.6% 


1 

1.8% 


8 
14.3% 


1 

1.8% 


14 
25.0% 


9 

16.1% 






113.1 


District Totals 
% of Total 


549 


170 

31.0% 


128 

23.3% 


76 
13.8% 


48 

8.7% 


18 

3.3% 


62 

11.3% 


37 
6.7% 


6 

1.1% 


4 

0.7% 


84.7 


District 2 
























Beaufort 
% of Total 


277 


122 
44.0% 


57 
20.6% 


21 

7.6% 


15 

5.4% 


28 
10.1% 


3 
1.1% 


25 
9.0% 


6 

2.2% 




71.8 


Hyde 

% of Total 


12 


9 

75.0% 




1 

8.3% 






2 
16.7% 








31.8 


Martin 
% of Total 


106 


24 
22.6% 


14 
13.2% 


28 
26.4% 


10 

9.4% 


9 

8.5% 


1 
0.9% 


13 
12.3% 


6 

5.7% 


1 
0.9% 


118.2 


Tyrrell 
% of Total 


1 










1 

100.0% 










145.0 


Washington 
% of Total 


57 


14 

24.6% 


15 

26.3% 


7 
12.3% 


7 
12.3% 


4 

7.0% 


1 

1.8% 


7 
12.3% 


2 
3.5% 




99.2 


District Totals 
% of Total 


453 


169 

37.3% 


86 
19.0% 


57 
12.6% 


32 

7.1% 


42 

9.3% 


7 

1.5% 


45 

9.9% 


14 

3.1% 


1 

0.2% 


85.2 


District 3 
























Carteret 
% of Total 


356 


50 
14.0% 


84 
23.6% 


25 
7.0% 


70 
19.7% 


37 
10.4% 


26 

7.3% 


56 
15.7% 


7 
2.0% 


1 
0.3% 


114.7 


Craven 
% of Total 


373 


48 
12.9% 


106 

28.4% 


109 

29.2% 


37 
9.9% 


26 

7.0% 


8 
2.1% 


31 

8.3% 


7 
1.9% 


1 

0.3% 


90.4 


Pamlico 
% of Total 


81 


11 

13.6% 


8 
9.9% 


36 

44.4% 


1 
1.2% 


2 
2.5% 


3 

3.7% 


16 

19.8% 


4 

4.9% 




108.2 


Pitt 
% of Total 


768 


95 

12.4% 


277 
36.1% 


160 

20.8% 


95 

12.4% 


44 
5.7% 


28 
3.6% 


57 
7.4% 


10 
1.3% 


2 
0.3% 


85.9 


District Totals 
% of Total 


1,578 


204 

12.9% 


475 
30.1% 


330 

20.9% 


203 

12.9% 


109 

6.9% 


65 

4.1% 


160 
10.1% 


28 

1.8% 


4 

0.3% 


94.6 


District 4 

























76 

51 

921 

113 

1,161 



13 

17.1% 

19 

37.3% 

197 

21.4% 

67 
59.3% 

296 

25.5% 



21 

27.6% 

24 
47.1% 

426 
46.3% 

37 
32.7% 

508 

43.8% 



2 
2.6% 

4 

7.8% 

179 
19.4% 

6 

5.3% 

191 

16.5% 



10.5% 

1 

2.0% 

61 

6.6% 

1 

0.9% 

71 

6.1% 



7 
9.2% 



33 
3.6% 

2 
1.8% 

42 

3.6% 



2 
2.6% 



15 

1.6% 



17 

1.5% 



1 22 
1.3% 28.9% 

2 1 
3.9% 2.0% 

5 
0.5% 



8 

0.7% 



23 

2.0% 



5 

0.5% 



5 
0.4% 



164.9 
54.2 
57.6 
33.3 
62.1 



♦Time measurements begin from date of filing in Superior Court. 



59 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF FELONY CASES IN THE SUPERIOR C 01 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



RTS* 



District 5 



Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 91-120 121-150 151-180 

Disposed 30 Days Days Days Days Days Days 



181 Days 1 Year Greater 
To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. Than 4 Yrs. 



Average 

Time 
(In Days) 



New Hanover 
% of Total 


1,036 


342 
33.0% 


335 
32.3% 


136 
13.1% 


63 
6.1% 


48 
4.6% 


37 
3.6% 


57 
5.5% 


17 
1.6% 


1 
0.1% 


67.9 


Pender 
% of Total 


98 


32 
32.7% 


18 

18.4% 


13 

13.3% 


7 
7.1% 


5 
5.1% 


4 
4.1% 


18 
18.4% 


1 
1.0% 




93.5 


District Totals 
% of Total 


1,134 


374 
33.0% 


353 

31.1% 


149 

13.1% 


70 

6.2% 


53 

4.7% 


41 

3.6% 


75 
6.6% 


18 

1.6% 


1 

0.1% 


70.2 


District 6 
























Bertie 
% of Total 


16 


5 
31.3% 


3 
18.8% 






2 
12.5% 


1 
6.3% 






5 
31.3% 


387.2 


Halifax 
% of Total 


243 


109 

44.9% 


42 

17.3% 


31 
12.8% 


24 
9.9% 


9 

3.7% 


9 

3.7% 


5 

2.1% 


5 
2.1% 


9 

3.7% 


98.5 


Hertford 
% of Total 


164 


32 
19.5% 


24 
14.6% 


35 
21.3% 


31 

18.9% 


7 
4.3% 


2 
1.2% 


11 

6.7% 


15 
9.1% 


7 
4.3% 


164.1 


Northampton 
% of Total 


83 


16 

19.3% 


33 
39.8% 


14 
16.9% 


5 
6.0% 


2 
2.4% 


9 

10.8% 


3 
3.6% 




1 

1.2% 


114.8 


District Totals 
% of Total 


506 


162 

32.0% 


102 

20.2% 


80 

15.8% 


60 

11.9% 


20 

4.0% 


21 

4.2% 


19 

3.8% 


20 

4.0% 


22 
4.3% 


131.5 


District 7 
























Edgecombe 
% of Total 


288 


103 

35.8% 


64 

22.2% 


37 
12.8% 


15 

5.2% 


22 
7.6% 


13 

4.5% 


18 
6.3% 


11 

3.8% 


5 
1.7% 


103.1 


Nash 
% of Total 


561 


132 

23.5% 


220 
39.2% 


81 
14.4% 


35 

6.2% 


27 
4.8% 


13 

2.3% 


46 

8.2% 


7 
1.2% 




72.2 


Wilson 
% of Total 


389 


102 

26.2% 


156 

40.1% 


49 

12.6% 


30 

7.7% 


13 

3.3% 


5 
1.3% 


16 

4.1% 


15 
3.9% 


3 
0.8% 


86.2 


District Totals 
% of Total 


1,238 


337 

27.2% 


440 

35.5% 


167 

13.5% 


80 

6.5% 


62 

5.0% 


31 

2.5% 


80 

6.5% 


33 

2.7% 


8 
0.6% 


83.8 


District 8 
























Greene 
% of Total 


60 


7 
11.7% 


19 

31.7% 


7 
11.7% 


8 
13.3% 


6 

10.0% 


3 
5.0% 


8 
13.3% 


2 
3.3% 




105.2 


Lenoir 
% of Total 


317 


40 
12.6% 


115 

36.3% 


71 

22.4% 


40 
12.6% 


19 

6.0% 


8 

2.5% 


24 

7.6% 






79.1 


Wayne 
% of Total 


326 


99 

30.4% 


103 

31.6% 


60 

18.4% 


30 

9.2% 


22 
6.7% 


1 

0.3% 


6 

1.8% 


5 
1.5% 




61.0 


District Totals 
% of Total 


703 


146 

20.8% 


237 
33.7% 


138 

19.6% 


78 

11.1% 


47 
6.7% 


12 

1.7% 


38 

5.4% 


7 
1.0% 




73.0 


District 9 

























Franklin 42 4 2 10 3 2 315 2 1 175.6 

% of Total 9.5% 4.8% 23.8% 7.1% 4.8% 7.1% 35.7% 4.8% 2.4% 

Granville 117 7 16 6 10 10 7 38 14 9 294.2 

% of Total 6.0% 13.7% 5.1% 8.5% 8.5% 6.0% 32.5%. 12.0% 7.7% 

Person 84 4 15 8 19 9 9 13 6 1 151.3 

% of Total 4.8% 17.9% 9.5% 22.6% 10.7% 10.7% 15.5% 7.1% 1.2% 

Vance 93 16 11 20 18 8 10 3 6 1 124.4 

% of Total 17.2% 11.8% 21.5% 19.4% 8.6% 10.8% 3.2% 6.5% 1.1%- 

Warren 67 2 2 2 1 37 15 8 347.2 

% of Total 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 1.5% 55.2%, 22.4%, 11.9% 

District Totals 403 33 46 44 52 30 29 106 43 20 221.7 

% of Total 8.2% 11.4% 10.9% 12.9% 7.4% 7.2% 26.3% 10.7% 5.0% 

*Time measurements begin from date of filing in Superior Court. 

60 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF FELONY CASES IN THE SUPERIOR COl 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



RTS : 



District 10 


Total 
Disposed 


Less Than 
30 Days 


30-60 
Days 


61-90 
Days 


91-120 
Days 


121-150 
Days 


151-180 
Days 


181 Days 
To 1 Yr. 


1 Year 
To 2 Yrs. 


Average 
Greater Time 
Than 4 Yrs. (In Days) 


Wake 
% of Total 


1,743 


187 

10.7% 


327 
18.8% 


316 

18.1% 


206 

11.8% 


90 

5.2% 


116 

6.7% 


371 

21.3% 


118 

6.8% 


12 

0.7% 


143.8 


District 11 
























Harnett 
% of Total 


176 


64 
36.4% 


33 
18.8% 


31 
17.6% 


7 
4.0% 


4 

2.3% 


4 
2.3% 


12 
6.8% 




21 
1 1 .9%, 


203.7 


Johnston 
% of Total 


239 


72 
30.1% 


75 
31.4% 


37 
15.5% 


6 

2.5% 


8 

3.3% 


10 

4.2% 


30 

12.6% 


1 

0.4% 




74.8 


% of Total 


85 


26 
30.6% 


31 

36.5% 


3 

3.5% 


7 
8.2% 


7 
8.2% 


3 

3.5% 


5 

5.9% 


3 
3.5% 




86.7 


District Totals 
% of Total 


500 


162 

32.4% 


139 

27.8% 


71 

14.2% 


20 

4.0% 


19 

3.8% 


17 
3.4% 


47 
9.4% 


4 

0.8% 


21 

4.2% 


122.2 


District 12 
























Cumberland 
% of Total 


867 


88 
10.1% 


123 

14.2% 


135 
15.6% 


118 
13.6% 


66 

7.6% 


87 
10.0% 


160 

18.5% 


84 
9.7% 


6 

0.7% 


160.3 


Hoke 
% of Total 


57 


7 
12.3% 


14 
24.6% 


1 
1.8% 


13 

22.8% 


2 
3.5% 


10 

17.5% 


5 
8.8% 


5 
8.8% 




139.2 


District Totals 
% of Total 


924 


95 
10.3% 


137 
14.8% 


136 

14.7% 


131 

14.2% 


68 

7.4% 


97 

10.5% 


165 

17.9% 


89 

9.6% 


6 

0.6% 


159.0 


District 13 
























Bladen 
% of Total 


88 


5 

5.7% 


19 

21.6% 


10 
11.4% 


20 

22.7% 


8 
9.1% 


11 

12.5% 


15 

17.0% 






114.1 


Brunswick 
% of Total 


97 


24 
24.7% 


38 

39.2% 


9 

9.3% 


8 

8.2% 


4 

4.1% 


4 
4.1% 


9 

9.3% 


1 
1.0% 




77.7 


Columbus 
% of Total 


182 


7 
3.8% 


33 
18.1% 


32 
17.6% 


23 
12.6% 


20 
11.0% 


19 
10.0% 


19 
10.0% 


28 
15.4% 


1 
0.5% 


184.5 


District Totals 
% of Total 


367 


36 

9.8% 


90 

24.5% 


51 

13.9% 


51 

13.9% 


32 

8.7% 


34 

9.3% 


43 

11.7% 


29 

7.9% 


1 

0.3% 


139.4 


District 14 
























Durham 
% of Total 


908 


97 

10.7% 


329 

36.2% 


211 

23.2% 


88 

9.7% 


32 

3.5% 


56 

6.2% 


68 

7.5% 


27 
3.0% 




92.8 


District 15A 
























Alamance 
% of Total 


598 


56 

9.4% 


65 
10.9% 


98 

16.4% 


51 

8.5% 


42 

7.0% 


34 

5.7% 


187 

31.3% 


54 

9.0% 


11 

1 .8% 


208.7 


District 15B 
























Chatham 
% of Total 


57 


15 

26.3% 


17 
29.8% 


4 

7.0% 


3 

5.3% 


11 
19.3% 


3 

5.3% 


2 
3.5% 




2 
3.5% 


106.4 


Orange 
% of Total 


392 


77 
19.6% 


125 

31.9% 


78 
19.9% 


25 

6.4% 


20 

5.1% 


28 
7.1% 


21 

5.4% 


14 
3.6% 


4 
1.0% 


96.9 


District Totals 
% of Total 


449 


92 

20.5% 


142 

31.6% 


82 

18.3% 


28 

6.2% 


31 

6.9% 


31 

6.9% 


23 

5.1% 


14 

3.1% 


6 

1 .3% 


98.1 



♦Time measurements begin from date of filing in Superior Court. 



61 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF FELONY CASES IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS* 

January I, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



District 16 



Anson 

% of Total 

Moore 
% of Total 

Richmond 
% of Total 

Stanlv 
% of Total 

Union 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 91-120 121-150 151-180 

Disposed 30 Days Days Days Days Days Days 



Average 
181 Days 1 Year Greater Time 

To I Yr. To 2 Yrs. Than 4 Yrs. (In Days) 



Robeson 
% of Total 


611 


220 

32.5% 


134 
19.8% 


51 

7.5% 


33 
4.9% 


20 
3.0% 


9 

1.3%- 


80 
1 1 .8% 


102 
15.1% 


28 
4.1% 


165.3 


Scotland 
% of Total 


154 


58 

37.7% 


31 
20.1% 


12 

7.8% 


15 

9.7% 


5 
3.2% 


2 
1.3% 


3 
1.9% 


15 
9.7%, 


13 
8.4%. 


173.2 


District Totals 
% of Total 


831 


278 

33.5% 


165 

19.9% 


63 

7.6% 


48 

5.8% 


25 
3.0% 


11 

1.3% 


83 
10.0% 


117 

14.1% 


41 

4.9% 


166.8 


District 17 
























Caswell 
% of Total 


29 


3 
10.3% 


2 
6.9% 




4 

13.8% 




18 
62.1% 


2 
6.9% 






134.4 


Rockingham 
% of Total 


475 


60 

12.6% 


131 

27.6% 


62 
13.1% 


94 

19.8% 


4 
0.8% 


16 

3.4% 


59 

12.4% 


38 
8.0%, 


11 

2.3% 


139.3 


Stokes 
% of Total 


96 


2 
2.1% 


13 
13.5% 


16 
16.7% 


10 
10.4% 


3 
3.1% 


2 
2.1% 


25 
26.0% 


25 
26.0% 




222.3 


Surry 
% of Total 


252 


18 

7.1% 


25 
9.9% 


46 
18.3% 


30 
11.9% 


28 
11.1% 


21 

8.3% 


46 
18.3% 


36 
14.3% 


2 
0.8% 


193.0 


District Totals 
% of Total 


852 


83 

9.7% 


171 

20.1% 


124 

14,6% 


138 

16.2% 


35 

4.1% 


57 
6.7% 


132 

15.5% 


99 

1 1 .6% 


13 

1.5% 


164.3 


District 18 
























Guilford 
Greensboro 
% of Total 


1,290 


124 
9.6% 


180 

14.0% 


252 
19.5% 


182 
14.1% 


126 

9.8% 


76 

5.9% 


170 
13.2% 


92 

7.1% 


88 
6.8% 


194.8 


High Point 
% of Total 


467 


43 

9.2% 


45 
9.6% 


65 
13.9% 


39 

8.4% 


42 
9.0% 


45 
9.6% 


94 
20.1% 


45 
9.6% 


49 
10.5% 


266.9 


District Totals 
% of Total 


1,757 


167 

9.5% 


225 

12.8% 


317 

18.0% 


221 

12.6% 


168 

9.6% 


121 

6.9% 


264 

15.0% 


137 

7.8% 


137 

7.8% 


214.0 


District 19 
























Cabarrus 
% of Total 


378 


77 
20.4% 


88 

23.3% 


79 
20.9% 


62 
16.4% 


28 
7.4% 


10 

2.6% 


31 

8.2% 


3 
0.8% 




80.1 


Montgomery 
% of Total 


183 


22 
12.0% 


66 

36.1% 


44 

24.0% 


6 

3.3% 


28 
15.3% 


5 

2.7% 


12 
6.6% 






77.1 


Randolph 
% of Total 


407 


34 

8.4% 


32 
7.9% 


61 
15.0% 


32 
7.9% 


37 
9.1% 


105 

25.8% 


68 

16.7% 


22 
5.4% 


16 
3.9% 


186.6 


Rowan 
% of Total 


448 


84 

18.8% 


116 

25.9% 


99 

22.1% 


71 
15.8% 


17 
3.8% 


9 

2.0% 


42 
9.4% 


9 

2.0% 


1 
0.2% 


92.5 


District Totals 
% of Total 


1,416 


217 

15.3% 


302 

21.3% 


283 

20.0% 


171 

12.1% 


110 

7.8% 


129 

9.1% 


153 

10.8% 


34 

2.4% 


17 

1.2% 


114.3 


District 20 

























245 
396 
500 
244 
377 
1,762 



80 

32.7% 

68 
17.2% 

233 
46.6% 

16 

6.6% 

186 

49.3% 

583 

33.1% 



64 

26.1% 

61 
15.4% 

117 

23.4% 

37 
15.2% 

126 

33.4% 

405 

23.0% 



30 

12.2% 

101 

25.5% 

47 
9.4% 

41 
16.8% 

17 

4.5% 

236 

13.4% 



35 
14.3% 

19 

4.8% 

37 
7.4% 

25 
10.2% 

8 
2.1% 

124 

7.0% 



9 

3.7% 

34 
8.6% 

25 
5.0% 

55 

22.5% 

3 
0.8% 

126 

7.2% 



0.4% 

14 
3.5% 

5 
1.0% 

12 
4.9% 

11 

2.9% 

43 

2 4% 



12 

4.9% 

73 
18.4% 

29 

5.8% 

41 
16.8% 

12 

3.2% 

167 

9.5% 



12 

4.9% 

14 

3.5% 

5 
1.0% 

8 
3.3% 

II 

2.9% 

50 

2.8% 



2 
0.8% 

12 
3.0% 

2 
0.4% 

9 

3.7% 

3 
0.8% 

28 

1.6% 



84.2 
147.7 

60.9 
171.1 

59.1 
98.5 



*Time measurements begin from date of filing in Superior Court. 



62 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF FELONY CASES IN THE SUPERIOR COl 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



District 21 



Burke 
% of Total 

Caldwell 
% of Total 

Catawba 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 91-120 121-150 

Disposed 30 Days Days Days Days Days 



151-1X0 1X1 Days 1 Year Greater 

Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. Than 4 Yrs. 



RTS S 



Average 

Time 
(In Days) 



Forsyth 
% of Total 


1,107 


257 

23.2% 


462 

41.7% 


182 

16.4% 


95 

8.6% 


41 

3.7% 


17 

1.5% 


39 

3.5% 


14 

1.3% 




63.2 


District 22 
























Alexander 
% of Total 


11 


2 
18.2% 


1 
9.1% 


3 
27.3% 


2 
18.2% 


2 
18.2% 






1 
9.1% 




112.7 


Davidson 
% of Total 


165 


63 

38.2% 


47 
28.5% 


27 
16.4% 


5 
3.0% 


1 
0.6% 


2 
1.2% 


9 

5.5% 


5 
3.0% 


6 

3.6% 


103 9 


Davie 
% of Total 


105 


16 

15.2% 


18 

17.1% 


24 

22.9% 


19 

18.1% 


4 
3.8% 


5 

4.8% 


9 

8.6% 


10. 

9.5% 




126.7 


Iredell 
% of Total 


350 


10 

2.9% 


130 

37.1% 


50 

14.3% 


79 

22.6% 


27 
7.7% 


7 
2.0% 


38 
10.9% 


5 
1 .4% 


4 

1.1% 


1119 


District Totals 
% of Total 


631 


91 

14.4% 


196 

31.1% 


104 

16.5% 


105 
16.6% 


34 

5.4% 


14 

2.2% 


56 

8.9% 


21 

3.3% 


10 

1.6% 


112.3 


District 23 
























Alleghany 
% of Total 


2 


















2 
100.0% 


983.0 


Ashe 
% of Total 


60 


11 

18.3% 




11 

18.3% 


6 
10.0% 


8 
13.3% 


1 
1.7% 


22 
36.7% 




1 

1 .7% 


153.1 


Wilkes 
% of Total 


190 


14 

7.4% 


23 
12.1% 


^8 
20.0% 


61 

32.1% 


15 

7.9% 


7 
3.7% 


13 

6.8% 


13 

6.8% 


6 

3.2% 


158.2 


Yadkin 
% of Total 


67 


7 
10.4% 


5 
7.5% 


8 
11.9% 


17 

25.4% 


5 
7.5% 


3 

4.5% 


13 
19.4% 


9 

13.4% 




172.5 


District Totals 
% of Total 


319 


32 
10.0% 


28 

8.8% 


57 
17.9% 


84 

26.3% 


28 

8.8% 


11 

3.4% 


48 

15.0% 


22 
6.9% 


9 

2.8% 


165.4 


District 24 
























Avery 

% of Total 


71 


2 
2.8% 


4 

5.6% 




3 

4.2% 


9 

12.7% 


13 

18.3% 


22 
31.0% 


17 

23.9%, 


1 
1.4% 


260.2 


Madison 
% of Total 


26 


8 
30.8% 


5 
19.2% 




1 
3.8% 


3 
11.5% 


4 
15.4% 


2 
7.7% 




3 
1 1 .5% 


315.6 


Mitchell 
% of Total 


34 


2 
5.9% 


9 

26.5% 




3 

8.8% 


1 

2.9% 




7 
20.6% 


11 

32.4% 


I 
2.9% 


265.1 


Watauga 
% of Total 


108 


19 
17.6% 


27 
25.0% 


8 

7.4% 


2 
1.9% 


3 

2.8% 


3 

2.8% 


29 
26.9% 


10 

9.3% 


7 
6.5% 


208.9 


Yancey 
% of Total 


14 


2 
14.3% 


3 
21.4% 


1 

7.1% 








6 
42.9% 




2 
14.3% 


324.0 


District Totals 
% of Total 


253 


33 

13.0% 


48 
19.0% 


9 

3.6% 


9 

3.6% 


16 

6.3% 


20 

7.9% 


66 

26.1% 


38 

15.0% 


14 

5.5% 


248.2 


District 25 

























249 

352 

587 

1,188 



11 

4.4% 

14 
4.0% 

17 

2.9% 

42 

3.5% 



52 
20.9% 

88 

25.0% 

27 

4.6% 
167 
14.1% 



35 
14.1% 

79 

22.4% 

149 

25.4% 

263 

22.1% 



33 
13.3% 

38 
10.8% 

102 

17.4% 

173 

14.6% 



29 
11.6% 

26 

7.4% 

46 

7.8% 

101 

8.5% 



21 

8.4% 

20 

5.7% 

64 
10.9% 

105 

8.8% 



56 

22.5% 

74 
21.0% 

152 

25.9% 

282 

23.7% 



11 

4.4% 

11 

3.1% 
23 
3.9% 

45 

3.8% 



1 
0.4% 

2 
0.6% 

7 

1.2% 

10 

0.8% 



136.2 
128.0 
164.3 
147.6 



*Time measurements begin from date of filing in Superior Court. 



63 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF FELONY CASES IN THK SUPERIOR COl RTS* 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



District 26 



Cherokee 
% of Total 

Clay 

% of Total 
Graham 

% of Total 
Haywood 

% of Total 

Jwckson 

% of Total 
Macon 

% of Total 
Swain 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 91-120 121-150 151-180 

Disposed 30 Days Days Days Days Days Days 



Average 
181 Days I Year Greater Time 

To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. Than 4 Yrs. (In Days) 



Mecklenburg 
% of Total 


2,163 


206 

9.5% 


522 

24.1% 


436 

20.2% 


220 

10.2% 


158 

7.3% 


98 

4.5% 


354 
16.4% 


121 

5.6% 


48 

2.2% 


146.3 


District 27A 
























Gaston 
% of Total 


946 


136 

14.4% 


190 

20.1% 


200 

21.1% 


130 

13.7% 


67 

7.1% 


42 

4.4% 


138 

14.6% 


40 

4.2% 


3 

0.3% 


116.4 


District 27B 
























Cleveland 
% of Total 


393 


96 

24.4% 


113 

28.8% 


104 

26.5% 


15 

3.8% 


10 

2.5% 


3 
0.8% 


40 
10.2% 


12 

3.1% 




81.7 


Lincoln 
% of Total 


145 


40 

27.6% 


53 
36.6% 


8 

5.5% 


14 

9.7% 


15 

10.3% 


8 

5.5% 


4 

2.8% 


3 
2.1% 




76.1 


District Totals 
% of Total 


538 


136 

25.3% 


166 

30.9% 


112 

20.8% 


29 

5.4% 


25 

4.6% 


11 

2.0% 


44 

8.2% 


15 

2.8% 




80.2 


District 28 
























Buncombe 
% of Total 


856 


144 

16.8% 


212 

24.8% 


224 

26.2% 


140 

16.4% 


39 

4.6% 


39 

4.6% 


47 
5.5% 


9 

1.1% 


2 
0.2% 


83.1 


District 29 
























Henderson 
% of Total 


324 


35 
10.8% 


69 

21.3% 


35 
10.8% 


13 

4.0% 


32 
9.9% 


18 

5.6% 


43 
13.3% 


26 

8.0% 


53 
16.4% 


398.6 


McDowell 
% of Total 


171 


11 

6.4% 


45 
26.3% 


31 

18.1% 


19 

11.1% 


11 

6.4% 


3 
1.8% 


26 

15.2% 


17 
9.9% 


8 
4.7% 


182.9 


Polk 

% of Total 


60 


9 

15.0% 


2 
3.3% 


2 
3.3% 


4 

6.7% 


4 

6.7% 


2 
3.3% 


25 
41.7% 


8 
13.3% 


4 

6.7% 


226.4 


Rutherford 
% of Total 


245 


12 
4.9% 


32 
13.1% 


53 
21.6% 


41 
16.7% 


17 
6.9% 


25 
10.2% 


42 

17.1% 


15 
6.1% 


8 
3.3% 


172.8 


Transylvania 
% of Total 


113 


15 
13.3% 


15 
13.3% 


10 

8.8% 


39 

34.5% 


3 
2.7% 


1 
0.9% 


18 
15.9% 


2 
1.8% 


10 

8.8% 


173.5 


District Totals 
% of Total 


913 


82 
9.0% 


163 

17.9% 


131 

14.3% 


116 

12.7% 


67 

7.3% 


49 

5.4% 


154 

16.9% 


68 

7.4% 


83 

9.1% 


258.4 


District 30 

























58 
12 
31 

106 
80 
48 
32 

367 



2 
3.4% 

2 
16.7% 

7 
22.6% 

10 

9.4% 



2 
4.2% 

4 

12.5% 

27 

7.4% 



2 
3.4% 



5 
16.1% 

3 

2.8% 



19 

39.6% 

1 

3.1% 

30 

8.2% 



1.7% 



4 
5.0% 

4 

8.3% 

1 

3.1% 

10 

2.7% 



22 

37.9% 

5 
41.7% 

5 
16.1% 

20 
18.9% 

13 
16.3% 

6 

12.5% 

5 
15.6% 

76 
20.7% 



11 
19.0% 

2 
16.7% 



20 

25.0% 

5 
10.4% 

2 
6.3% 

40 
10.9% 



1.7% 



2 
6.5% 

1 
0.9% 

19 

23.8% 

5 
10.4% 

1 
3.1% 
29 

7.9% 



15 

25.9% 



11 

35.5% 

42 
39.6% 

18 

22.5% 

6 

12.5% 

7 
21.9% 

99 

27.0% 



4 
6.9% 

2 
16.7% 

1 

3.2% 

26 

24.5% 

5 
6.3% 

1 
2.1% 

8 
25.0% 

47 
12.8% 



1 

.3% 



4 

3.8% 

1 

1 .3% 



3 
9.4% 

9 

2.5% 



174.8 
215.3 
144.3 
273.6 
197.5 
104.3 
264.4 
205.6 



STATE TOTALS 29,113 5,130 
% of Total 17.6% 



7,056 

24.2% 



4,948 

17.0% 



3,148 
10.8% 



1,817 

6.2% 



1,466 

5.0% 



3,598 

12.4% 



1,404 

4.8% 



546 

1.9% 



128.3 



♦Time measurements begin from date of filing in Superior Court. 



64 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 

OF MISDEMEANOR CASES APPEALED FROM DISTRICT COURTS* 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



District 1 



Duplin 
% of Total 

Jones 

% of Total 

Onslow 

% of Total 
Sampson 

% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 91-120 121-150 151-180 181 Days 

Disposed 30 Days Days Days Days Days Days To 1 Yr. 



1 Year Greater 
To 2 Yrs. Than2Yrs 



Average 

Time 
(In Days) 



Camden 
% of Total 


33 


6 

18.2% 


7 
21.2% 


3 
9.1% 


4 

12.1% 


3 
9.1% 


4 
12.1% 


4 
12.1% 


1 

3.0% 


1 

3.0% 


143.2 


Chowan 
% of Total 


173 


66 

38.2% 


39 

22.5% 


29 
16.8% 


13 

7.5% 


7 
4.0% 


3 

1.7% 


14 

8.1% 


2 
1.2% 




67.2 


Currituck 
% of Total 


221 


74 
33.5% 


59 

26.7% 


36 

16.3% 


15 

6.8% 


10 

4.5% 


3 

1.4% 


18 

8.1% 


6 

2.7% 




72.8 


Dare 
% of Total 


225 


49 

21.8% 


38 
16.9% 


21 

9.3% 


41 

18.2% 


29 
12.9% 


16 

7.1% 


30 

13.3% 


1 

0.4% 




100.0 


Gates 

% of Total 


38 


4 
10.5% 


7 
18.4% 


10 

26.3% 


3 

7.9% 


1 

2.6% 


5 

13.2% 


8 
21.1% 






110.5 


Pasquotank 
% of Total 


337 


102 

30.3% 


51 
15.1% 


66 

19.6% 


37 
11.0% 


37 
11.0% 


21 

6.2% 


22 
6.5% 


1 

0.3% 




75.7 


Perquimans 
% of Total 


82 


19 

23.2% 


19 

23.2% 


11 

13.4% 


11 

13.4% 


4 

4.9% 


8 
9.8% 


6 

7.3% 


4 
4.9% 




98.1 


District Totals 
% of Total 


1,109 


320 

28.9% 


220 

19.8% 


176 

15.9% 


124 

11.2% 


91 

8.2% 


60 

5.4% 


102 

9.2% 


15 

1.4% 


1 
0.1% 


83.6 


District 2 
























Beaufort 
% of Total 


165 


24 
14.5% 


49 

29.7% 


43 
26.1% 


27 
16.4% 


10 
6.1% 


4 

2.4% 


5 
3.0% 


3 
1.8% 




76.0 


Hyde 
% of Total 


39 


6 

15.4% 


7 
17.9% 


4 
10.3% 


10 

25.6% 


3 

7.7% 


1 

2.6% 


3 

7.7% 


5 

12.8% 




136.1 


Martin 
% of Total 


87 


8 

9.2% 


15 
17.2% 


12 
13.8% 


25 
28.7% 


8 

9.2% 


3 

3.4% 


11 

12.6% 


4 
4.6% 


1 
1.1% 


142.5 


Tyrrell 
% of Total 


30 


4 

13.3% 


5 
16.7% 


9 

30.0% 


6 

20.0% 






5 
16.7% 


1 

3.3% 




107.0 


Washington 
% of Total 


69 


12 

17.4% 


18 

26.1% 


12 
17.4% 


13 

18.8% 


4 
5.8% 


4 

5.8% 


4 

5.8% 


2 
2.9% 




88.1 


District Totals 
% of Total 


390 


54 

13.8% 


94 

24.1% 


80 

20.5% 


81 

20.8% 


25 
6.4% 


12 

3.1% 


28 

7.2% 


15 

3.8% 


1 

0.3% 


101.4 


District 3 
























Carteret 
% of Total 


115 


26 

22.6% 


25 
21.7% 


18 

15.7% 


11 
9.6% 


5 

4.3% 


6 

5.2% 


19 

16.5% 


5 
4.3% 




109.8 


Craven 
% of Total 


298 


45 
15.1% 


123 
41.3% 


66 

22.1% 


28 
9.4% 


16 

5.4% 


9 

3.0% 


9 

3.0% 


2 
0.7% 




67.7 


Pamlico 
% of Total 


53 


10 

18.9% 


3 

5.7% 


14 

26.4% 


7 
13.2% 


2 
3.8% 


6 
11.3% 


10 

18.9% 


1 

1.9% 




120.3 


Pitt 
% of Total 


655 


229 
35.0% 


178 

27.2% 


112 
17.1% 


66 

10.1% 


20 

3.1% 


21 

3.2% 


28 

4.3% 




1 

0.2% 


59.2 


District Totals 
% of Total 


1,121 


310 

27.7% 


329 

29.3% 


210 

18.7% 


112 
10.0% 


43 

3.8% 


42 

3.7% 


66 

5.9% 


8 
0.7% 


1 

0.1% 


69.6 


District 4 

























37 



39 



306 



134 



516 



7 
18.9% 

8 
20.5% 

122 

39.9% 

58 

43.3% 

195 

37.8% 



15 
40.5% 

8 
20.5% 

104 

34.0% 

37 
27.6% 

164 

31.8% 



6 

16.2% 

9 

23.1% 

40 
13.1% 

19 

14.2% 

74 

14.3% 



"Time measurements begin from date of filing in Superior Court. 



1 

2.7% 

7 
17.9% 

10 

3.3% 

16 

11.9% 

34 

6.6% 

65 



l 

2.7% 

5 
12.8% 

24 
7.8% 

1 

0.7% 

31 

6.0% 



2 
5.1% 

1 
0.3% 

2 
1.5% 

5 
1.0% 



7 
18.9% 



4 
1.3% 



II 

2.1% 



1 
0.3% 

1 

0.7% 

2 

0.4% 



81.7 
76.0 
49.1 
48.9 
53.4 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 
OF MISDEMEANOR CASES APPEALED FROM DISTRICT COURTS* 



District 5 



Franklin 
% of Total 

Granville 
% of Total 

Person 

% of Total 
Vance 

% of Total 
Warren 

% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



Total Less Than 
Pending 30 Days 



30-60 
Days 



61-90 
Days 



91-120 
Days 



121-150 
Days 



151-180 
Davs 



181 Days 
To 1 Yr. 



1 Year Greater 
To 2 Yrs. Than2Yrs 



Average 

Time 
(In Days) 



New Hanover 
% of Total 


696 


267 

38.4% 


267 

38.4% 


73 
10.5% 


32 
4.6% 


9 

1.3% 


8 
1.1% 


23 

3.3% 


16 

2.3% 


1 
0.1% 


57.5 


Pender 
% of Total 


112 


23 
20.5% 


10 

8.9% 


27 
24.1% 


11 

9.8% 


9 

8.0% 


10 

8.9% 


15 

13.4% 


7 
6.3% 




125.7 


District Totals 
% of Total 


808 


290 

35.9% 


277 

34.3% 


100 

12.4% 


43 

5.3% 


18 

2.2% 


18 

2.2% 


38 

4.7% 


23 

2.8% 


1 

0.1% 


66.9 


District 6 
























Bertie 
% of Total 


80 


8 
10.0% 


7 
8.8% 


33 
41.3% 


17 
21.3% 


4 

5.0% 




3 

3.8% 


2 
2.5% 


6 

7.5% 


173.7 


Halifax 
% of Total 


141 


57 
40.4% 


16 
11.3% 


15 
10.6% 


16 
11.3% 


6 

4.3% 


5 
3.5% 


23 
16.3% 


1 

0.7% 


2 
1.4% 


102.8 


Hertford 
% of Total 


99 


10 
10.1% 


18 

18.2% 


21 

21.2% 


9 

9.1% 


13 

13.1% 


4 
4.0% 


15 

15.2% 


3 
3.0% 


6 

6.1% 


188.0 


Northampton 
% of Total 


34 




3 
8.8% 


3 

8.8% 


3 

8.8% 


2 
5.9% 


2 

5.9% 


16 

47.1% 


1 

2.9% 


4 
11.8% 


343.9 


District Totals 
% of Total 


354 


75 
21.2% 


44 

12.4% 


72 
20.3% 


45 

12.7% 


25 
7.1% 


11 

3.1% 


57 
16.1% 


7 
2.0% 


18 

5.1% 


165.8 


District 7 
























Edgecombe 
% of Total 


281 


85 

30.2% 


53 
18.9% 


38 
13.5% 


20 

7.1% 


22 
7.8% 


21 

7.5% 


36 

12.8% 


6 

2.1% 




90.4 


Nash 
% of Total 


477 


64 

13.4% 


152 

31.9% 


117 

24.5% 


45 
9.4% 


33 
6.9% 


13 

2.7% 


46 
9.6% 


7 
1.5% 




86.7 


Wilson 
% of Total 


325 


91 

28.0% 


78 
24.0% 


52 
16.0% 


42 
12.9% 


18 

5.5% 


12 

3.7% 


23 
7.1% 


8 
2.5% 


1 
0.3% 


82.0 


District Totals 
% of Total 


1,083 


240 

22.2% 


283 

26.1% 


207 
19.1% 


107 

9.9% 


73 
6.7% 


46 

4.2% 


105 

9.7% 


21 

1.9% 


1 

0.1% 


86.2 


District 8 
























Greene 
% of Total 


45 


3 

6.7% 


17 
37.8% 


9 

20.0% 


6 

13.3% 


3 

6.7% 


2 
4.4% 


4 

8.9% 


1 

2.2% 




92.9 


Lenoir 

% of Total 


284 


117 

41.2% 


75 
26.4% 


42 
14.8% 


24 

8.5% 


12 

4.2% 


8 

2.8% 


5 
1.8% 


1 
0.4% 




52.4 


Wayne 
% of Total 


258 


107 
41.5% 


86 

33.3% 


33 
12.8% 


12 

4.7% 


11 

4.3% 


3 
1.2% 


4 
1.6% 


2 
0.8% 




49.7 


District Totals 
% of Total 


587 


227 
38.7% 


178 

30.3% 


84 

14.3% 


42 

7.2% 


26 

4.4% 


13 

2.2% 


13 

2.2% 


4 

0.7% 




54.3 


District 9 

























334 
156 
141 
232 
27 
890 



2.4% 

7 
4.5% 

10 

7.1% 

32 
13.8% 



57 
6.4% 



27 

8.1% 
8 

5.1% 

45 
31.9% 

52 
22.4% 

5 
18.5% 

137 

15.4% 



31 
9.3% 

38 

24.4% 

12 
8.5% 

42 
18.1% 



123 

13.8% 



*Time measurements begin from date of filing in Superior Court. 



51 

15.3% 

12 

7.7% 

15 
10.6% 

17 
7.3% 

6 

22.2% 

101 

11.3% 



66 



34 
10.2% 

14 
9.0% 

7 
5.0% 

26 
11.2% 



81 

9.1% 



41 89 

12.3% 26.6% 

7 37 

4.5% 23.7% 

13 22 

9.2% 15.6% 

15 30 



6.5% 



76 



12.9% 

12 

44.4%, 

190 



8.5% 21.3% 



38 
11.4% 

24 

15.4% 

14 
9.9% 

17 
7.3% 

4 
14.8% 

97 
10.9% 



15 

4.5% 

9 

5.8% 

3 

2.1% 

1 

0.4% 



28 

3.1% 



230.4 
242.3 
170.4 
133.8 
222.7 
197.6 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 
OF MISDEMEANOR CASES APPEALED FROM DISTRICT COURTS* 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



District 10 


Total 
Disposed 


Less Than 
30 Days 


30-60 
Days 


61-90 
Days 


91-120 
Days 


121-150 
Days 


151-180 
Days 


181 Days 
To 1 Yr. 


1 Year Greater 
To 2 Yrs. Than2Yrs. 


Average 

Time 
(In Days) 


Wake 
% of Total 


1,424 


308 

21.6% 


386 

27.1% 


242 
17.0% 


108 

7.6% 


78 

5.5% 


69 

4.8% 


154 

10.8% 


77 

5.4% 


2 
0.1% 


103.1 


District 11 
























Harnett 
% of Total 


56 


13 

23.2% 


19 

33.9% 


7 
12.5% 


8 
14.3% 


3 

5.4% 


1 

1.8% 


2 
3.6% 


1 
1.8% 


2 
3.6% 


1 14.5 


Johnston 
% of Total 


140 


45 
32.1% 


33 

23.6% 


28 
20.0% 


16 
11.4% 


10 

7.1% 


4 

2.9% 


4 

2.9% 






61.4 


Lee 
% of Total 


136 


45 
33.1% 


14 
10.3% 


36 

26.5% 


16 

11.8% 


11 

8.1% 


11 

8.1% 


1 

0.7% 


2 
1.5% 




74.3 


District Totals 
% of Total 


332 


103 

31.0% 


66 

19.9% 


71 

21.4% 


40 

12.0% 


24 

7.2% 


16 

4.8% 


7 

2.1% 


3 

0.9% 


2 
0.6% 


75.7 


District 12 
























Cumberland 
% of Total 


550 


61 
11.1% 


165 
30.0% 


85 
15.5% 


61 
11.1% 


39 

7.1% 


36 

6.5% 


96 

17.5% 


7 
1.3% 




109.4 


Hoke 
% of Total 


133 


16 
12.0% 


19 

14.3% 


14 
10.5% 


5 

3.8% 


12 
9.0% 


17 
12.8% 


35 

26.3% 


15 
11.3% 




174.3 


District Totals 
% of Total 


683 


77 

11.3% 


184 

26.9% 


99 

14.5% 


66 

9.7% 


51 

7.5% 


53 

7.8% 


131 

19.2% 


22 

3.2% 




122.0 


District 13 
























Bladen 
% of Total 


89 


7 
7.9% 


9 
10.1% 


14 
15.7% 


15 
16.9% 


14 
15.7% 


7 
7.9% 


20 

22.5% 


3 
3.4% 




140.9 


Brunswick 
% of Total 


93 


19 

20.4% 


31 

33.3% 


9 

9.7% 


18 
19.4% 


7 
7.5% 


2 
2.2% 


5 

5.4% 


2 
2.2% 




82.3 


Columbus 
% of Total 


256 


60 

23.4% 


65 

25.4% 


47 
18.4% 


24 

9.4% 


25 
9.8% 


5 

2.0% 


12 

4.7% 


10 
3.9% 


8 

3.1% 


114.1 


District Totals 
% of Total 


438 


86 
19.6% 


105 

24.0% 


70 
16.0% 


57 
13.0% 


46 

10.5% 


14 

3.2% 


37 

8.4% 


15 

3.4% 


8 

1.8% 


112.8 


District 14 
























Durham 
% of Total 


217 


24 

11.1% 


38 

17.5% 


29 

13.4% 


19 

8.8% 


42 

19.4% 


8 

3.7% 


43 

19.8% 


14 

6.5% 




140.4 


District ISA 
























Alamance 
% of Total 


292 


29 

9.9% 


67 
22.9% 


60 

20.5% 


41 

14.0% 


35 
12.0% 


13 

4.5% 


37 

12.7% 


8 

2.7% 


2 
0.7% 


120.2 


District 15 B 
























Chatham 
% of Total 


96 


11 
11.5% 


12 

12.5% 


15 
15.6% 


11 
11.5% 


6 

6.3% 


7 
7.3% 


15 
15.6% 


15 
15.6% 


4 
4.2% 


205.3 


Orange 
% of Total 


117 


24 

20.5% 


28 
23.9% 


23 
19.7% 


13 
11.1% 


5 

4.3% 


3 

2.6% 


12 
10.3% 


6 

5.1% 


3 

2.6% 


123.1 


District Totals 
% of Total 


213 


35 

16.4% 


40 

18.8% 


38 

17.8% 


24 

11.3% 


11 

5.2% 


10 

4.7% 


27 
12.7% 


21 

9.9% 


7 
3.3% 


160.1 



♦Time measurements begin from date of filing in Superior Court. 



67 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 
OF MISDEMEANOR CASES APPEALED FROM DISTRICT COURTS* 



District 16 



Anson 

% of Total 

Moore 
% of Total 

Richmond 
% of Total 

Stanly 

% of Total 

Union 

% of Total 

District Totals 

% of Total 



January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



Total Less Than 
Disposed 30 Days 



Average 
30-60 61-90 91-120 121-150 151-180 181 Days 1 Year Greater Time 

Days Days Days Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. Than2 Yrs. (In Days) 



Robeson 
% of Total 


403 


71 
17.6% 


62 
15.4% 


43 
10.7% 


61 
15.1% 


26 

6.5% 


27 
6.7% 


77 
19.1% 


33 
8.2% 


3 
0.7% 


150.4 


Scotland 
% of Total 


186 


41 

22.0% 


25 
13.4% 


16 

8.6% 


8 

4.3% 


13 

7.0% 


53 

28.5% 


30 
16.1% 






109.5 


District Totals 
% of Total 


589 


112 

19.0% 


87 

14.8% 


59 
10.0% 


69 

11.7% 


39 

6.6% 


80 

13.6% 


107 

18.2% 


33 

5.6% 


3 

0.5% 


137.4 


District 17 
























Caswell 
% of Total 


21 


5 
18.5% 


9 

33.3% 




7 
25.9% 




4 

14.8% 


2 
7.4% 






80.2 


Rockingham 
% of Total 


439 


59 

13.4% 


104 

23.7% 


80 

18.2% 


63 

14.4% 


38 

8.7% 


36 

8.2% 


48 
10.9% 


10 

2.3% 


1 

0.2% 


104.3 


Stokes 
% of Total 


128 


7 
5.5% 


27 
21.1% 


8 
6.3% 


22 
17.2% 


6 

4.7% 


11 

8.6% 


29 

22.7% 


16 

12.5% 


2 
1.6% 


187.1 


Surry 
% of Total 


438 


106 

24.2% 


42 
9.6% 


64 
14.6% 


42 
9.6% 


31 

7.1% 


19 

4.3% 


85 
19.4% 


47 
10.7% 


2 
0.5% 


153.2 


District Totals 
% of Total 


1,032 


177 

17.2% 


182 

17.6% 


152 

14.7% 


134 

13.0% 


75 
7.3% 


70 
6.8% 


164 

15.9% 


73 

7.1% 


5 
0.5% 


134.7 


District 18 
























Guilford 
Greensboro 
% of Total 


965 


77 
8.0% 


192 
19.9% 


181 
18.8% 


73 
7.6% 


150 

15.5% 


20 

2.1% 


83 
8.6% 


151 
15.6% 


38 
3.9% 


207.8 


High Point 
% of Total 


205 


11 

5.4% 


22 
10.7% 


29 
14.1% 


13 

6.3% 


18 

8.8% 


12 

5.9% 


21 
10.2% 


16 

7.8% 


63 

30.7% 


420.2 


District Totals 
% of Total 


1,170 


88 

7.5% 


214 

18.3% 


210 

17.9% 


86 

7.4% 


168 

14.4% 


32 

2.7% 


104 

8.9% 


167 

14.3% 


101 

8.6% 


245.0 


District 19 
























Cabarrus 
% of Total 


478 


95 
19.9% 


95 
19.9% 


99 

20.7% 


82 
17.2% 


53 
11.1% 


12 

2.5% 


35 

7.3% 


3 
0.6% 


4 
0.8% 


90.0 


Montgomery 
% of Total 


44 


10 
10.6% 


35 

37.2% 


30 
31.9% 




7 
7.4% 


8 

8.5% 


4 

4.3% 






71.9 


Randolph 
% of Total 


418 


17 
4.1% 


47 
11.2% 


38 
9.1% 


29 
6.9% 


35 
8.4% 


33 

7.9% 


138 
33.0% 


74 
17.7% 


7 
1.7% 


229.4 


Rowan 
% of Total 


328 


31 

9.5% 


86 

26.2% 


72 
22.0% 


40 

12.2% 


20 
6.1% 


30 
9.1% 


43 
13.1% 


4 
1.2% 


2 
0.6% 


113.6 


District Totals 
% of Total 


1,318 


153 

11.6% 


263 
20.0% 


239 
18.1% 


151 

11.5% 


115 

8.7% 


83 

6.3% 


220 

16.7% 


81 

6.1% 


13 

1.0% 


138.8 


District 20 

























135 



219 



287 



281 



315 



1,237 



29 

21.5% 

20 

9.1% 
63 

22.0% 

36 

12.8% 

101 

32.1% 

249 

20.1% 



47 
34.8% 

58 

26.5% 

83 
28.9% 

46 
16.4% 

113 

35.9% 

347 
28.1% 



26 

19.3% 

29 

13.2% 

48 

16.7% 

43 
15.3% 

30 

9.5% 

176 

14.2% 



*Time measurements begin from date of filing in Superior Court. 



20 

14.8% 

30 

13.7% 

21 

7.3% 

43 
15.3% 

27 
8.6% 

141 

11.4% 

68 



4 
3.0% 

23 
10.5% 

22 
7.7% 

24 

8.5% 

10 

3.2% 

83 

6.7% 



3 

2.2% 

20 

9.1% 

2 
0.7% 

13 
4.6% 

10 

3.2% 

48 

3.9% 



3 

2.2% 

33 
15.1% 

38 
13.2% 

39 

13.9% 

17 

5.4% 

130 

10.5% 



2 
1.5% 

3 
1.4% 

10 

3.5% 

33 
11.7% 

6 

1.9% 

54 

4.4% 



1 
0.7% 

3 

1.4% 



4 
1.4% 

1 
0.3% 

9 

0.7% 



89.4 
124.0 

98.2 
171.5 

69.1 
III I 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 
OF MISDEMEANOR CASES APPEALED FROM DISTRICT COURTS* 



District 21 



Burke 
% of Total 

Caldwell 
% of Total 

Catawba 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



Total Less Than 
Disposed 30 Days 



Average 
30-60 61-90 91-120 121-150 151-180 181 Days 1 Year Greater Time 

Days Days Days Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. Than 2 Yrs. (In Days) 



Forsyth 
% of Total 


1,072 


3888 

36.2% 


381 

35.5% 


121 

11.3% 


66 

6.2% 


56 

5.2% 


21 

2.0% 


32 

3.0% 


7 
0.7% 




53.3 


District 22 
























Alexander 
% of Total 


193 


24 

12.4% 


48 
24.9% 


25 
13.0% 


31 
16.1% 


19 

9.8% 


15 

7.8% 


17 

8.8% 


14 

7.3% 




124.9 


Davidson 
% of Total 


492 


217 
44.1% 


95 

19.3% 


48 

9.8% 


23 

4.7% 


23 

4.7% 


7 
1.4% 


31 

6.3% 


36 

7.3% 


12 

2.4% 


118.1 


Davie 
% of Total 


58 


6 

10.3% 


5 
8.6% 


15 

25.9% 


8 
13.8% 


5 
8.6% 


2 
3.4% 


14 
24.1% 


3 
5.2% 




141.0 


Iredell 
% of Total 


267 


11 

4.1% 


113 

42.3% 


68 

25.5% 


31 
11.6% 


8 
3.0% 


5 
1.9% 


24 
9.0% 


2 
0.7% 


5 
1.9% 


104.0 


District Totals 
% of Total 


1,010 


258 

25.5% 


261 

25.8% 


156 

15.4% 


93 

9.2% 


55 
5.4% 


29 

2.9% 


86 

8.5% 


55 

5.4% 


17 

1.7% 


117.0 


District 23 
























Alleghany 
% of Total 


19 




2 
10.5% 






2 
10.5% 


3 
15.8% 


6 
31.6% 


3 
15.8% 


3 
15.8% 


370.6 


Ashe 
% of Total 


75 


18 
24.0% 


5 
6.7% 


11 

14.7% 


6 
8.0% 


13 

17.3% 


2 
2.7% 


9 

12.0% 


10 

13.3% 


1 

1.3% 


169.3 


Wilkes 
% of Total 


175 


23 
13.1% 


36 
20.6% 


35 
20.0% 


26 
14.9% 


15 
8.6% 


3 

1.7% 


11 

6.3% 


21 
12.0% 


5 
2.9% 


164.5 


Yadkin 
% of Total 


103 


6 

5.8% 


18 

17.5% 


15 
14.6% 


16 

15.5% 


11 
10.7% 


3 

2.9% 


25 
24.3% 


5 

4.9% 


4 

3.9% 


189.7 


District Totals 
% of Total 


372 


47 

12.6% 


61 

16.4% 


61 

16.4% 


48 

12.9% 


41 

11.0% 


11 

3.0% 


51 

13.7% 


39 

10.5% 


13 

3.5% 


183.0 


District 24 
























Avery 

% of Total 


24 




1 

4.2% 


1 
4.2% 


3 
12.5% 


5 
20.8% 


1 
4.2% 


6 
25.0% 


3 
12.5% 


4 
16.7% 


338.0 


Madison 
% of Total 


26 


3 
11.5% 


4 
15.4% 


6 

23.1% 


2 
7.7% 


1 

3.8% 




4 
15.4% 


3 

11.5% 


3 

1 1 .5% 


481.5 


Mitchell 
% of Total 


22 




1 

4.5% 


4 
18.2% 




3 
13.6% 


3 
13.6% 


10 

45.5% 


1 

4.5% 




221.7 


Watauga 
% of Total 


80 


1 
1.3% 


8 
10.0% 


8 
10.0% 


18 

22.5% 


3 
3.8% 


23 
28.8% 


10 

12.5% 


7 
8.8% 


2 

2.5% 


187.6 


Yancey 
% of Total 


32 


4 
12.5% 


1 
3.1% 


11 

34.4% 


3 

9.4% 


4 

12.5% 


4 

12.5% 


3 
9.4% 


2 
6.3% 




129.5 


District Totals 
% of Total 


184 


8 

4.3% 


15 

8.2% 


30 

16.3% 


26 

14.1% 


16 

8.7% 


31 

16.8% 


33 

17.9% 


16 

8.7% 


9 

4.9% 


242.7 


District 25 

























149 



286 



365 



800 



26 

17.4% 

37 
12.9% 

9 

2.5% 

72 
9.0% 



31 

20.8% 

69 

24.1% 

51 
14.0% 

151 

18.9% 



33 
22.1% 

51 
17.8% 

84 
23.0% 

168 

21.0% 



21 

14.1% 

33 
11.5% 

89 

24.4% 

143 

17.9% 



11 

7.4% 

20 

7.0% 

35 
9.6% 

66 

8.3% 



7 
4.7% 

14 
4.9% 

23 
6.3% 

44 

5.4% 



18 

12.1% 

32 
11.2% 

59 

16.2% 

109 

13.6% 



2 
1.3% 

15 15 

5.2% 5.2% 

14 1 

3.8% 0.3% 

31 16 

3.9% 2.0% 



98.1 
176.2 
135.1 
142.9 



♦Time measurements begin from date of filing in Superior Court. 



69 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION IN THE SUPERIOR COl'RTS 
OF MISDEMEANOR CASES APPEALED FROM DISTRICT COURTS* 

January 1, 1978 - December 31, 1978 



District 26 



Cherokee 
% of Total 

Clay 

% of Total 

Graham 
% of Total 

Haywood 
% of Total 

Jackson 
% of Total 

Macon 
% of Total 

Swain 

% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 91-120 121-150 

Disposed 30 Days Days Days Days Days 



151-180 181 Days 1 Year Greater 
Days To I Yr. To 2 Yrs. Than2Yrs. 



Average 

Time 
(In Days) 



Mecklenburg 
% of Total 


741 


298 

40.2% 


79 
10.7% 


90 

12.1% 


47 
6.3% 


37 

5.0% 


34 

4.6% 


121 

16.3% 


27 
3.6% 


8 

1.1% 


104.4 


District 27 A 
























Gaston 
% of Total 


356 


102 

28.7% 


89 

25.0% 


71 

19.9% 


23 

6.5% 


8 

2.2% 


9 

2.5% 


27 
7.6% 


26 

7.3% 


1 
0.3% 


96.3 


District 27 B 
























Cleveland 
% of Total 


132 


57 
43.2% 


32 

24.2% 


22 
16.7% 


10 

7.6% 


3 

2.3% 


2 
1.5% 


3 

2.3% 


3 

2.3% 


2.3% 


58.0 


Lincoln 
% of Total 


104 


7 
6.7% 


24 
23.1% 


38 

36.5%, 


13 

12.5% 


7 
6.7% 


3 

2.9% 


9 

2.9% 


3 

8.7% 


2.9% 


98.3 


District Totals 
% of Total 


236 


64 

27.1% 


56 

23.7% 


60 

25.4% 


23 

9.7% 


10 

4.2% 


5 
2.1% 


12 

5.1% 


6 

2.5% 




75.8 


District 28 
























Buncombe 
% of Total 


276 


73 

26.4% 


118 

42.8% 


35 

12.7% 


15 

5.4% 


9 

3.3% 


6 

2.2% 


16 

5.8% 


4 

1.4% 




65.5 


District 29 
























Henderson 
% of Total 


134 


9 

6.7% 


23 
17.2% 


21 
15.7% 


2 
1.5% 


7 
5.2% 


6 

4.5% 


26 
19.4% 


21 
15.7% 


19 
14.2% 


400.6 


McDowell 
% of Total 


53 


4 

7.5% 


13 

24.5% 


13 

24.5% 


3 
5.7% 




3 

5.7% 


5 

9.4% 


9 
17.0% 


3 

5.7% 


196.5 


Polk 
% of Total 


4<X 


7 
14.6% 


5 
10.4% 


6 

12.5% 


7 
14.6% 


3 
6.3% 


6 

12.5% 


11 

22.9% 


2 
4.2% 


1 
2.1% 


160.4 


Rutherford 
% of Total 


126 


8 
6.3% 


19 

15.1% 


13 
10.3% 


8 
6.3% 


13 
10.3% 


12 

9.5% 


31 

24.6% 


18 

14.3% 


4 

3.2% 


220.2 


Transylvania 
% of Total 


23 


2 
8.7% 


2 
8.7% 


7 
30.4% 


1 

4.3% 


1 

4.3% 


3 
13.0% 


5 

21.7% 


2 
8.7% 




148.8 


District Totals 
% of Total 


384 


30 

7.8% 


62 
16.1% 


60 

15.6% 


21 

5.5% 


24 

6.3% 


30 

7.8% 


78 

20.3% 


52 
13.5% 


27 
7.0% 


268.1 


District 30 

























36 

4 
56 

269 
47 
32 
2(. 

450 



4 
11.1% 



9 

25.0% 

13 

4.8% 

1 
2.1% 

1 
3.1% 

2 
7.7% 

30 

6.7% 



5 
13.9% 



I 
2.8% 

58 
21.6% 

1 

2.1% 

10 

31.3% 

1 
3.8% 

76 
16.3% 



2 
5.6% 



2 
5.6% 

22 
8.2% 

8 
17.0% 



12 

46.2% 

46 

10.2% 



4 
11.1% 



1 
2.8% 

47 
17.5% 

7 
14.9% 

5 
15.6% 

2 
7.7% 

66 

14.7% 



2 
5.6% 



4 
11.1% 

42 
15.6% 

3 

6.4% 

3 
9.4% 

1 

3.8% 

55 
12.2% 



2.8% 



4 

11.1% 

14 

5.2% 

6 

12.8% 

1 

3.1% 

1 

3.8% 

27 
6.0% 



22.2% 
1 

25.0%: 

5 
13.9% 

49 
18.2% 

15 
31.9% 

2 
6.3% 

3 
11.5% 

83 

18.4% 



9 

25.0%, 

2 
50.0% 

9 

25.0% 

21 

7.8% 

4 
8.5% 

10 

31.3% 

4 
15.4% 

59 

13.1% 



1 

2.8% 

1 
25.0%, 

1 
2.8% 

3 
1.1% 

2 
4.3% 



8 

1.8% 



240.1 
550.2 
249.7 
160.9 
222.0 
218.4 
167.6 
188.6 



STATE TOTALS 21,684 4,579 5,054 3,469 

% of Total 21.1% 23.3% 16.0% 

♦Time measurements begin from date of filing in Superior Court. 



2,196 
10.1% 

70 



1,557 
7.2% 



1,026 

4.7% 



2,419 

11.2% 



1.082 

5.0% 



302 

1.4% 



120.9 



AGES OF FELONY CASES PENDING IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31. 1978* 

Average 
Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 91-120 121-150 151-180 181 Days 1 Year Greater Age 

District 1 Pending 30 Days Days Days Days Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. Than 2 Yrs. (In Days) 



Camden 
% of Total 


16 


15 

93.8% 


1 

6.3% 
















8.0 


Chowan 
% of Total 


5 




1 
20.0% 










4 
80.0% 






187.8 


Currituck 
% of Total 


5 












2 
40.0% 


2 
40.0% 




1 
20.0% 


315.6 


Dare 
% of Total 


39 


20 
51.3% 


1 
2.6% 


6 

15.4% 


7 
17.9% 




1 

2.6% 


2 
5.1% 


2 

5.1% 




72.6 


Gates 
% of Total 


9 


2 
22.2% 


6 

66.7% 








1 
11.1% 








52.1 


Pasquotank 
% of Total 


35 


14 
40.0% 


10 

28.6% 


10 

28.6% 




1 
2.9% 










42.9 


Perquimans 
% of Total 


9 


5 

55.6% 


1 
11.1% 


3 

33.3% 














36.5 


District Totals 
% of Total 


118 


56 

47.5% 


20 
16.9% 


19 

16.1% 


7 
5.9% 


1 

0.8% 


4 

3.4% 


8 
6.8% 


2 
1.7% 


1 

0.8% 


65.9 


District 2 
























Beaufort 
% of Total 


134 


23 

17.2% 


23 
17.2% 


16 
11.9% 


7 
5.2% 


3 

2.2% 


9 

6.7% 


43 

32.1% 


7 
5.2% 


3 

2.2% 


164.2 


Hyde 

% of Total 


13 




1 

7.7% 


1 

7.7% 




11 

84.6% 










128.6 


Martin 
% of Total 


36 






12 

33.3% 






5 
13.9% 


8 

22.2% 


8 
22.2% 


3 

8.3% 


277.7 


Tyrrell 
% of Total 


11 










1 
9.1% 




7 
63.6% 


3 
27.3% 




313.6 


Washington 
% of Total 


22 


9 

40.9% 


2 
9.1% 


3 
13.6% 


3 
13.6% 






5 
22.7% 






98.3 


District Totals 
% of Total 


216 


32 

14.8% 


26 

12.0% 


32 

14.8% 


10 

4.6% 


15 

6.9% 


14 

6.5% 


63 

29.2% 


18 

8.3% 


6 

2.8% 


181.8 


District 3 
























Carteret 
% of Total 


89 




5 

5.6% 




10 

11.2% 


2 
2.2% 


11 

12.4% 


26 

29.2% 


26 

29.2% 


9 

10.1%, 


357.0 


Craven 
% of Total 


278 


25 
9.0% 


23 
8.3% 


179 
64.4% 


21 

7.6% 


2 
0.7% 


6 

2.2% 


13 

4.7% 


9 

3.2% 




92.0 


Pamlico 
% of Total 


8 




1 

12.5% 


1 

12.5% 


6 

75.0% 












84.5 


Pitt 
% of Total 


313 


62 
19.8% 


46 

14.7% 


24 
7.7% 


21 

6.7% 


23 
7.3% 


16 

5.1% 


80 

25.6% 


38 
12.1%, 


3 
1 .0% 


171.7 


District Totals 
% of Total 


688 


87 

12.6% 


75 
10.9% 


204 

29.7% 


58 

8.4% 


27 
3.9% 


33 

4.8% 


119 

17.3% 


73 
10.6% 


12 

1.7% 


162.4 


District 4 

























Duplin 56 20 10 7 1 15 3 223.2 

% of Total 35.7% 17.9% 12.5% 1.8% 26.8% 5.4%, 

Jones 13 1 11 1 32.6 

% of Total 7.7% 84.6% 7.7% 

Onslow 204 60 55 34 9 4 4 2 17 19 160.3 

% of Total 29.4% 27.0% 16.7% 4.4% 2.0% 2.0% 1.0% 8.3% 9.3% 

Sampson 32 14 3 8 5 2 207.7 

% of Total 43.8% 9.4% 25.0% 15.6%, 6.3% 

District Totals 305 95 76 42 9 4 7 11 37 24 171.4 

% of Total 31.1% 24.9% 13.8% 3.0% 1.3% 2.3% 3.6%, 12.1% 7.9% 



Time measurements begin from date of filing in Superior Court. 



71 



AGES OF FELONY CASES PENDING IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31. 1978* 



District 5 

New Hanover 
% of Total 

Pender 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



Total Less Than 
Pending 30 Days 



366 

72 

438 



97 

26.5% 

3 

4.2% 

100 

22.8% 



Average 

30-60 61-90 91-120 121-150 151-180 181 Days 1 Year Greater Age 

Days Days Days Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. Than 2 Yrs. (In Days) 

145 27 50 9 7 13 13 5 93.0 

39.6% 7.4% 13.7% 2.5% 1.9% 3.6% 3.6% 1.4% 

3 7 1 2 22 28 6 457.9 

4.2% 9.7% 1.4% 2.8% 30.6% 38.9% 8.3% 

148 34 51 9 9 35 41 11 153.0 

33.8% 7.8% 11.6% 2.1% 2.1% 8.0% 9.4% 2.5% 



District 6 

Bertie 

% of Total 
Halifax 

% of Total 

Hertford 
% of Total 

Northampton 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



11 
72 
47 
71 
201 



6 

8.3% 

5 
10.6% 

5 
7.0% 

16 

8.0% 



7 
9.7% 

2 
4.3% 

5 

7.0% 

14 

7.0% 



7 
9.7% 

11 

23.4% 



18 



13 
18.1% 

3 
6.4% 

5 

7.0% 

21 

9.0% 10.4% 



14 
19.4% 

1 
2.1% 

2 
2.8% 

17 



2 

2.8% 



34 

47.9% 

36 



10 
90.9% 

10 
13.9% 

4 



25.4% 
42 



1 
9.1% 

7 
9.7% 

12 



8.5% 25.5% 
18 2 



2.8c 
22 



8.5% 17.9% 20.9% 10.9% 



6 
8.3% 

9 

19.1% 



15 

7.5% 



268.1 

252.5 
375.6 
155.1 
247.7 



District 7 

Edgecombe 
% of Total 

Nash 

% of Total 

Wilson 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



196 

95 

129 

420 



27 
13.8% 

14 

14.7% 

13 

10.1% 

54 



63 

32.1% 

2 
2.1% 

3 
2.3% 

68 



32 
16.3% 

11 
11.6% 

22 
17.1% 

65 



12.9% 16.2% 15.5% 



5 4 7 12 7 39 228.7 

2.6% 2.0% 3.6% 6.1% 3.6% 19.9% 

11 11 3 22 7 14 405.0 

11.6% 11.6% 3.2% 23.2% 7.4% 14.7% 

2 12 16 13 18 30 421.8 

1.6% 9.3% 12.4% 10.1% 14.0% 23.3% 

18 27 26 47 32 83 327.9 

4.3% 6.4% 6.2% 11.2% 7.6% 19.8% 



District 8 

Greene 
% of Total 

Lenoir 
% of Total 

Wayne 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 

District 9 

Franklin 

% of Total 
Granville 

% of Total 

Person 

% of Total 
Vance 

% of Total 

Warren 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



33 


2 
6.1% 


26 

78.8% 


1 

3.0% 


1 
3.0% 


1 
3.0% 






2 
6.1% 




60.6 


131 


29 

22.1% 


62 

47.3% 


21 
16.0% 


6 

4.6% 


3 
2.3% 




8 
6.1% 


2 
1.5% 




63.2 


130 


26 
20.0% 


65 
50.0% 


3 

2.3% 


3 

2.3% 


11 

8.5% 


5 

3.8% 


15 
11.5% 


1 
0.8% 


1 
0.8% 


92.3 


294 


57 
19.4% 


153 

52.0% 


25 

8.5% 


10 

3.4% 


15 

5.1% 


5 

1.7% 


23 

7.8% 


5 

1.7% 


1 

0.3% 


75.8 


68 


9 

13.2% 


11 

16.2% 




6 

8.8% 


22 
32.4% 


1 

1.5% 


16 

23.5% 


2 
2.9% 


1 
1.5% 


155.1 


72 


17 
23.6% 


1 

1.4% 


5 
6.9% 


3 

4.2% 


8 
11.1% 


9 

12.5% 


16 

22.2% 


5 
6.9% 


8 
11.1% 


296.3 


50 


3 
6.0% 


9 

18.0% 




7 
14.0% 


3 
6.0% 


4 
8.0% 


21 

42.0% 


2 
4.0% 


1 
2.0% 


211.2 


99 


18 
18.2% 


19 

19.2% 


9 

9.1% 


10 
10.1% 


8 
8.1% 


14 

14.1% 


17 
17.2% 


1 

1.0% 


3 
3.0% 


148.3 


74 


3 
4.1% 


2 
2.7% 


7 
9.5% 


14 
18.9% 


13 
17.6% 




17 
23.0% 


11 
14.9% 


7 
9.5% 


284.3 


363 


50 

13.8% 


42 
11.6% 


21 

5.8% 


40 
11.0% 


54 

14.9% 


28 

7.7% 


87 

24.0% 


21 

5.8% 


20 

5.5% 


215.3 



*Time measurements begin from date of filing in Superior Court. 



72 



AGES OF FELONY CASES PENDING IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31. 1978* 

Average 
Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 91-120 121-150 151-180 1X1 Days 1 Year Greater Age 

District 10 Pending 30 Days Days Days Days Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. Than 2 Yrs. (In Days) 



Wake 
% of Total 


958 


54 

5.6% 


109 

11.4% 


98 

10.2% 


176 

18.4% 


33 

3.4% 


35 

3.7% 


257 
26.8% 


178 

18.6% 


18 

1.9% 


224.9 


District 11 
























Harnett 
% of Total 


35 




18 
51.4% 


3 

8.6% 


2 
5.7% 


2 
5.7% 




4 
11.4% 


6 

17.1% 




158.0 


Johnston 
% of Total 


36 




5 
13.9% 


1 

2.8% 


4 
11.1% 




3 

8.3% 


20 

55.6% 


3 
8.3% 




228.8 


Lee 
% of Total 


19 














12 

63.2% 


3 

15.8%, 


4 
21.1% 


441.2 


District Totals 
% of Total 


90 




23 

25.6% 


4 

4.4% 


6 

6.7% 


2 
2.2% 


3 

3.3% 


36 
40.0%, 


12 

13.3% 


4 

4.4% 


246.1 


District 12 
























Cumberland 
% of Total 


209 


15 

7.2% 


31 

14.8% 


28 
13.4% 


33 
15.8% 


11 

5.3% 


9 

4.3% 


59 

28.2% 


15 

7.2% 


8 
3.8% 


209.9 


Hoke 

% of Total 


29 




4 
13.8% 


5 

17.2% 








14 

48.3% 


2 
6.9% 


4 
13.8% 


344.3 


District Totals 
% of Total 


238 


15 

6.3% 


35 

14.7% 


33 

13.9% 


33 

13.9% 


11 

4.6% 


9 

3.8% 


73 

30.7% 


17 

7.1% 


12 

5.0% 


223.6 


District 13 
























Bladen 
% of Total 


46 


28 
50.9% 






3 

6.5% 


6 
13.0% 


2 
4.3% 


4 

8.7% 


3 
6.5% 




99.0 


Brunswick 
% of Total 


14 


5 
35.7% 


4 
28.6% 




1 
7.1% 








4 

28.6% 




166.0 


Columbus 
% of Total 


77 


21 

27.3% 


11 

14.3% 


21 

27.3% 


1 

1.3% 


1 

1.3% 


1 
1.3% 


9 

11.7% 


4 

5.2% 


8 
10.4%, 


201.3 


District Totals 
% of Total 


137 


54 

39.4% 


15 

10.9% 


21 

15.3% 


5 
3.6% 


7 

5.1% 


3 

2.2% 


13 

9.5% 


11 

8.0% 


8 

5.8% 


163.3 


District 14 
























Durham 
% of Total 


489 


80 

16.4% 


89 

18.2% 




69 

14.1% 


16 

3.3% 


24 

4.9% 


129 

26.4% 


56 

11.5% 


26 

5.3% 


231 .9 


District 15 A 
























Alamance 
% of Total 


259 


32 

12.4% 


104 

40.2% 


16 

6.2% 


14 

5.4% 


11 

8.1% 


21 

6.9% 


18 

15.1% 


39 

1 .5% 


4 


175.1 


District 15B 

























Chatham 23 2 21 365.5 

% of Total 8.7% 91.3% 

Orange 99 16 33 27 2 3 10 3 5 126.4 

% of Total 16.2% 33.3% 27.3% 2.0% 3.0% 10.1% 3.0% 5.1% 

District Totals 122 16 33 27 2 3 12 24 5 171.5 

% of Total 13.1% 27.0% 22.1% 1.6% 2.5% 9.8% 19.7% 4.1% 



*Time measurements begin from date of filing in Superior Court. 



73 



AGES OF FELONY CASES PENDING IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1978* 

Average 
Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 91-120 121-150 151-180 181 Days 1 Year Greater Age 

District 16 Pending 30 Days Days Days Days Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. Than 2 Yrs. (In Days) 



Robeson 
% of Total 


286 


63 

22.0% 


18 

6.3% 


14 

4.9% 


9 

3.1% 


11 

3.8% 


5 
1.7% 


68 

23.8% 


69 

24.1% 


29 
10.1% 


302.2 


Scotland 
% of Total 


83 


11 

13.3% 


12 

14.5% 


15 
18.1% 


11 

13.3% 


5 
6.0% 


7 
8.4% 


11 
13.3% 




11 

13.3% 


225.8 


District Totals 
% of Total 


369 


74 
20.1% 


30 

8.1% 


29 

7.9% 


20 

5.4% 


16 

4.3% 


12 

3.3% 


79 

21.4% 


69 

18.7% 


40 

10.8% 


285.0 


District 17 
























Caswell 
% of Total 


37 




3 
8.1% 


jl 


4 
10.8% 




4 
10.8% 


4 
10.8% 


9 

24.3% 


13 
35.1% 


489.0 


Rockingham 
% of Total 


172 


25 
14.5% 




30 

17.4% 


5 

2.9% 


33 
19.2% 


3 

1.7% 


57 
33.1% 


19 
11.0% 




184.7 


Stokes 
% of Total 


40 


6 
15.0% 


1 

2.5% 


5 

12.5% 


5 
12.5% 


2 
5.0% 


1 
2.5% 


12 
30.0% 


2 
5.0% 


6 
15.0% 


284.0 


Surry 
% of Total 


107 


13 
12.1% 


24 

22.4% 


29 

27.1% 


13 
12.1% 


1 

0.9% 




14 
13.1% 


12 
11.2% 


1 
0.9% 


139.2 


District Totals 
% of Total 


356 


44 

12.4% 


28 

7.9% 


64 

18.0% 


27 

7.6% 


36 
10.1% 


8 

2.2% 


87 

24.4%, 


42 

11.8% 


20 

5.6% 


214.8 


District 18 
























Guilford 
Greensboro 
% of Total 


908 


188 

20.7% 


99 
10.9% 


123 
13.5% 


94 
10.4% 


35 

3.9% 


33 

3.6% 


x46 

16.1% 


165 

18.2% 


25 
2.8% 


215.8 


High Point 
% of Total 


204 


16 

7.8% 




12 

5.9% 


114 

55.9% 


6 

2.9% 


6 

2.9% 


17 
8.3% 


29 
14.2% 


4 
2.0% 


201.2 


District Totals 
% of Total 


1,112 


204 

18.3% 


99 

8.9% 


135 

12.1% 


208 

18.7% 


41 

3.7% 


39 

3.5% 


163 

14.7% 


194 

17.4%, 


29 

2.6% 


213.2 


District 19 
























Cabarrus 
% of Total 


144 


23 
16.0% 


32 
22.2% 


22 
15.3% 


20 
13.9% 


16 

11.1% 


4 

2.8% 


18 

12.5% 


3 
2.1% 


6 

4.2% 


141.4 


Montgomery 
% of Total 


39 


16 
41.0% 






4 
10.3% 






9 

23.1% 


10 

25.6% 




183.5 


Randolph 
% of Total 


127 


20 
15.7% 


11 

8.7% 


5 
3.9% 


4 

3.1% 


5 

3.9% 


7 
5.5% 


58 

45.7% 


13 
10.2% 


4 
3.1% 


209.0 


Rowan 
% of Total 


137 


17 
12.4% 


22 
16.1% 


18 
13.1% 


9 

6.6% 


10 

7.3% 


5 

3.6% 


17 

12.4% 


28 
20.4%, 


11 

8.0% 


275.8 


District Totals 
% of Total 


447 


76 

17.0% 


65 

14.5% 


45 
10.1% 


37 
8.3% 


31 

6.9% 


16 

3.6% 


102 

22.8% 


54 

12.1% 


21 

4.7% 


205.5 


District 20 

























Anson 59 8 3 33 1 19 4 226.1 

% of Total 13.6% 5.1% 55.9% 1.7% 1.7%, 15.3% 6.8% 

Moore 67 14 7 7 1 3 5 5 10 15 318.2 

% of Total 20.9% 10.4% 10.4% 1.5% 4.5% 7.5% 7.5% 14.9%, 22.4% 

Richmond 98 18 30 5 6 3 15 13 6 2 141.1 

% of Total 18.4% 30.6% 5.1% 6.1% 3.1% 15.3% 13.3% 6.1% 2.0% 

Stanly 15 1 10 4 522.8 

% of Total 6.7% 66.7% 26.7% 

Union 89 7 17 40 1 7 1 15 1 116.7 

% of Total 7.9% 19.1% 44.9% 1.1% 7.9% 1.1% 16.9% 1.1% 

District Totals 328 47 57 85 9 14 21 44 26 25 203.4 

% of Total 14.3% 17.4% 25.9% 2.7% 4.3% 6.4% 13.4% 7.9% 7.6% 



♦Time measurements begin from date of filing in Superior Court. 



74 



AGES OF FELONY CASES PENDING IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1978* 

Average 
Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 91-120 121-150 151-180 181 Days 1 Year Greater Age 

District 21 Pending 30 Days Days Days Days Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. Than 2 Yrs. (In Days) 



Forsyth 
% of Total 


267 


68 

25.5% 


45 

16.9% 


27 
10.1% 


35 

13.1% 


27 
10.1% 


10 

3.7% 


48 

18.0%, 


4 

1.5% 


3 

1.1% 


114.2 


District 22 
























Alexander 
% of Total 


34 


11 

32.4% 


19 

55.9% 




3 

8.8% 






1 

2.9% 






39.8 


Davidson 
% of Total 


61 


32 

52.5% 


7 
11.5% 


8 
13.1% 


2 
3.3% 


2 
3.3% 




2 
3.3% 


I 
1.6% 


7 
11.5% 


205.6 


Davie 
% of Total 


29 


3 
10.3% 




6 

20.7% 


1 

3.4% 


8 
27.6% 


4 
13.8 [ 


7 
24.1 [ 






140.1 


Iredell 
% of Total 


1X1 


36 
19.9% 


31 

17.1% 


23 

12.7% 


8 

4.4% 


2 
1.1% 


5 

2.8% 


56 
30.9% 


7 
3.9% 


13 

7.2% 


218.5 


District Totals 
% of Total 


305 


82 

26;9% 


57 
18.7% 


37 

12.1% 


14 

4.6% 


12 

3.9% 


9 

3.0% 


66 

21.6% 


8 

2.6% 


20 

6.6% 


188.5 


District 23 
























Alleghany 
% of Total 


10 






10 
100.0% 














60.3 


Ashe 
% of Total 


45 


22 
48.0% 


5 
11.1% 


8 
17.8% 


2 
4.4% 


3 

6.7% 


1 
2.2% 


1 
2.2% 


1 
2.2% 


2 
4.4%, 


128.2 


Wilkes 
% of Total 


55 


8 

14.5% 


19 

34.5% 


4 

7.3% 


6 
10.9% 


5 
9.1% 


2 
3.6% 


5 
9.1% 


6 
10.9% 




129.4 


Yadkin 
% of Total 


46 


12 
26.1% 


1 

2.2% 


22 
47.8% 


6 
13.0% 


1 

2.2% 




4 

8.7% 






70.0 


District Totals 
% of Total 


156 


42 
26.9% 


25 
16.0% 


44 

28.2% 


14 

9.0% 


9 

5.8% 


3 

1.9% 


10 

6.4% 


7 

4.5% 


2 
1.3% 


107.1 


DistricJ 24 
























Avery 
% of Total 


48 




2 

4.2% 




1 
2.1% 


1 
2.1% 


1 
2.1% 


29 
60.4% 


11 

22.9% 


3 
6.3%, 


301.8 


Madison 
% of Total 


40 


9 

22.5% 


2 
5.0% 




1 

2.5% 


2 
5.0% 




6 
15.0% 


17 

42.5% 


7.5% 


377.5 


Mitchell 
% of Total 


12 


3 

25.0% 




1 

8.3% 






1 

8.3% 


6 

50.0% 




1 
8.3% 


237.4 


Watauga 
% of Total 


68 


12 
17.6% 


1 

1.5% 


9 

13.2% 


6 

8.8% 


7 
10.3% 


5 
7.4% 


27 
39.7% 




1 
1.5% 


142.3 


Yancey 
% of Total 


23 


3 
13.0% 


5 
21.7% 


13 

56.5% 


1 

4.3% 








1 

4.3% 




86.2 


District Totals 
% of Total 


191 


27 

14.1% 


10 

5,2% 


23 

12.0% 


9 

4.7% 


10 

5.2% 


7 
3.7% 


68 

35.6% 


29 

15.2% 


8 

4.2% 


230.9 


District 25 
























Burke 
% of Total 


104 


17 
16.3% 


12 
11.5% 


20 
19.2% 


1 
1.0% 


12 
11.5% 


13 
12.5% 


20 
19.3% 


5 
4.8% 


4 
3.8%, 


166.7 


Caldwell 
% of Total 


72 


33 

45.8% 


17 

23.6% 


10 
13.9% 


8 
11.1% 


1 

1.4% 




2 
2.8% 




1 

1.4% 


64.2 


Catawba 
% of Total 


585 


13 

2.2% 


38 
6.5% 


87 
14.9% 


277 
47.4% 


35 
6.0% 


10 

1.7% 


70 
12.0% 


41 

7.0% 


14 

2.4% 


165.6 


District Totals 
% of Total 


761 


63 

8.3% 


67 
8.8% 


117 

15.4% 


286 

37.6% 


48 

6.3% 


23 

3.0% 


92 

12.1% 


46 

6.0%, 


19 

2.5% 


156.2 


District 26 

























Mecklenburg 1,166 88 131 126 62 71 76 278 238 96 313.8 

% of Total 7.5% 11.2% 10.8% 5.3% 6.1% 6.5% 23.8% 20.4% 8.2% 



*Time measurements begin from date of filing in Superior Court. 



75 



AGES OF FELONY CASES PENDING IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31. 1*>7S* 

Average 
Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 91-120 121-150 151-180 181 Days 1 Year Greater Age 

District 27 A Pending 30 Days Days Days Days Days Days To 1 Vr. To 2 Yrs. Than 2 Yrs. (In Days) 



Gaston 
% of Total 


355 


64 

18.0% 


115 

32.4% 


15 

4.2% 


45 

12.7% 


14 

3.9% 


15 

4.2% 


40 

11.3% 


43 

12.1% 


4 

1.1% 


154.7 


District 27 B 
























Cleveland 
% of Total 


97 


19 

19.6% 


8 

8.2% 


9 

9.3% 


47 
48.5% 


8 

8.2% 


1 

1.0% 


4 

4.1% 


1 
1.0% 




88.1 


Lincoln 
% of Total 


51 


18 

35.3% 


23 
45.1% 


5 
9.8% 


3 

5.9% 


1 

2.0% 




1 
2.0% 






45.7 


District Totals 
% of Total 


148 


37 
25.0% 


31 

20.9% 


14 

9.5% 


50 

33.8% 


9 

6.1% 


1 

0.7% 


5 
3.4% 


1 

0.7% 




75.5 


District 28 
























Buncombe 
% of Total 


237 


59 

24.9% 


87 
36.7% 


28 
11.8% 


14 

5.9% 


9 

3.8% 


7 
3.0% 


20 

8.4% 


13 

5.5% 




91.5 


District 29 
























Henderson 
% of Total 


71 


19 

26.8% 


17 
23.9% 


7 
9.9% 


4 

5.6% 


6 

8.5% 


2 
2.8% 


3 

4.2% 


8 
11.3% 


5 
7.0% 


212.1 


McDowell 
% of Total 


52 


1 
1.9% 


9 

17.3% 


4 

7.7% 


4 

7.7% 


7 
13.5% 


1 
1.9% 


7 
13.5% 


18 

34.6% 


1 

1.9% 


300.8 


Polk 
% of Total 


54 


6 

11.1% 


5 
9.3% 


8 

14.8% 


16 

29.6% 


6 
11.1% 




6 

11.1% 


7 
13.0% 




152.1 


Rutherford 
% of Total 


139 


11 

7.9% 


6 

4.3% 


15 
10.8% 


18 
12.9% 


10 

7.2% 


11 

7.9% 


28 
20.1% 


30 

21.6% 


10 

7.2% 


318.2 


Transylvania 
% of Total 


69 




1 

1.4% 


6 

8.7% 


7 
10.1% 


1 

1.4% 


4 

5.8% 


24 

34.8% 


19 

27.5% 


7 
10.1% 


377.4 


District Totals 
% of Total 


385 


37 
9.6% 


38 

9.9% 


40 

10.4% 


49 

12.7% 


30 

7.8% 


18 

4.7% 


68 

17.7% 


82 

21.3% 


23 
6.0% 


283.6 


District 30 

























Cherokee 40 1 21 8 3 16 125.7 

% of Total 2.5% 52.5% 20.0% 7.5% 2.6% 15.0% 

Clay 16 1 12 3 339.3 

% of Total 6.3% 75.0% 18.8% 

Graham 8 12 3 1 1 310.3 

% of Total 12.5% 25.0% 37.5% 12.5% 12.5%, 

Haywood 30 1 9 19 1 447.9 

% of Total 3.3% 30.0% 63.3% 3.3% 

Jackson 67 1 1 3 42 19 1 369.3 

% of Total 1.5% 1.5% 4.5% 62.7% 28.4% 1.5% 

Macon 52 8 3 4 19 16 2 313.8 

% of Total 15.4% 5.8% 7.7%, 36.5%, 30.8% 3.8% 

Swain 25 13 2 12 6 1 187.3 

% of Total 4.0% 12.0% 8.0% 48.0% 24.0% 4.0% 

District Totals 238 11 *' 22 13 5 6 19 92 65 5 303.0 

% of Total 4.6% 9.2% 5.5% 2.1% 2.5% 8.0% 38.7% 27.3% 2.1% 

STATE TOTALS 12,157 1,821 1,937 1,501 1,411 634 544 2,235 1.509 565 208.8 

% of Total 15.0% 15.9% 12.3% 11.6% 5.2% 4.5% 18.4% 12.4% 4.6% 

*Time measurements begin from date of filing in Superior Court. 



76 



AGES OF MISDEMEANOR CASES APPEALED FROM DISTRICT COURTS 
AND PENDING IN SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1978* 



District 1 


Total 
Pending 


Less Than 
30 Days 


30-60 
Days 


61-90 
Days 


91-120 
Days 


121-150 
Days 


151-180 
Days 


181 Days 
To 1 Yr. 


1 Year 
To 2 Yrs. 


Greater 
Than 2 Yrs. 


Average 

Age 
(In Days) 


Camden 
% of Total 


1 


1 
100.0% 


















9.0 


Chowan 
% of Total 


21 


6 

28.6% 


6 

28.6% 






2 
9.5% 


3 
14.3% 


2 
9.5% 


1 
4.8% 


1 

4.8% 


137.1 


Currituck 
% of Total 


50 


15 
30.0% 


11 

22.0% 


1 

2.0% 


12 
24.0% 


2 
4.0% 


6 

12.0% 


3 
6.0% 






79.0 


Dare 
% of Total 


81 


26 

32.1% 






4 

4.9% 


4 
4.9% 


3 

3.7% 


29 

35.8% 


14 

17.3% 


1 

1.2% 


214.3 


Gates 

% of Total 


21 


5 
23.8% 


3 
14.3% 


1 

4.8% 


3 
14.3% 


1 

4.8% 


2 
9.5% 


3 
14.3% 


2 
9.5% 


1 

4.8% 


191.6 


Pasquotank 
% of Total 


82 


24 

29.3% 


36 

43.9% 


10 

12.2% 


5 
6.1% 




2 
2.4% 


3 

3.7% 


2 
2.4% 




63.8 


Perquimans 
% of Total 


22 


6 

27.3% 


1 

4.5% 


5 

22.7% 


1 

4.5% 


1 

4.5% 


4 

18.2% 


3 
13.6% 


1 

4.5% 




123.0 


District Totals 
% of Total 


278 


83 

29.9% 


57 
20.5% 


17 
6.1% 


25 
9.0% 


10 

3.6% 


20 

7.2% 


43 

15.5% 


20 

7.2% 


3 

1.1% 


130.1 


District 2 
























Beaufort 
% of Total 


114 


8 

7.0% 


30 

26.3% 


14 

12.3% 


12 
10.5% 


17 
14.9% 


7 
6.1% 


19 

16.7% 


7 
6.1% 




128.8 


Hyde 

% of Total 


28 


2 
7.1% 


8 
28.6% 


3 
10.7% 


2 
7.1% 


1 

3.6% 


5 
17.9% 


5 
17.9% 


1 

3.6% 


1 

3.6% 


154.7 


Martin 
% of Total 


37 


2 

5.4% 


8 
21.6% 


5 
13.5% 


3 
8.1% 


4 
10.8% 


12 

5.4% 


8 
21.6% 


1 

2.7% 


4 
10.8% 


234.0 


Tyrrell 
% of Total 


22 


1 

4.5% 


4 

18.2% 


3 
13.6% 


2 
9.1% 


3 
13.6% 




7 
31.8% 


2 
9.1% 




171.9 


Washington 
% of Total 


27 


2 

7.4% 


4 
14.8% 


2 
7.4% 


9 

33.3% 


3 
11.1% 


3 
11.1% 


3 
11.1% 




1 
3.7% 


146.3 


District Totals 
% of Total 


228 


15 

6.6% 


54 

23.7% 


27 
11.8% 


28 

12.3% 


28 

12.3% 


17 

7.5% 


42 

18.4% 


11 

4.8% 


6 

2.6% 


155.3 


District 3 
























Carteret 
% of Total 


60 


3 
5.0% 


2 
3.3% 


8 
13.3% 


1 
1.7% 


1 

1.7% 




10 

16.7% 


18 
30.0% 


17 

28.3% 


472.1 


Craven 
% of Total 


116 


20 

17.2% 


35 
30.2% 


31 

26.7% 


4 
3.4% 


5 
4.3% 


2 
1.7% 


18 

15.5% 


1 

0.9% 




93.6 


Pamlico 
% of Total 


26 


5 
19.2% 


7 
26.9% 


1 

3.8% 


7 
26.9% 


1 

3.8% 




1 

3.8% 




4 
15.4% 


376.5 


Pitt 
% of Total 


155 


26 
16.8% 


43 

27.7% 


16 

10.3% 


16 

10.3% 


12 

7.7% 


3 
1.9% 


29 

18.7% 


10 

6.5% 




133.2 


District Totals 
% of Total 


357 


54 

151% 


87 

24.4% 


56 

15.7% 


28 

7.8% 


19 

5.3% 


5 

1.4% 


58 

16.2% 


29 

8.1% 


21 

5.9% 


195.0 


District 4 
























Duplin 
% of Total 


37 


9 

24.3% 






1 
2.7% 








16 

43.2% 


11 

29.7%, 


482.8 


Jones 

% of Total 


6 






1 
16.7% 


3 
50.0% 




2 
33.3% 








121.0 


Onslow 
% of Total 


44 


13 
29.5% 


6 

13.6% 


8 

18.2% 


3 
6.8% 






2 
4.5% 


10 

22.7% 


2 
4.5% 


209.0 


Sampson 
% of Total 


101 


15 

14.9% 


22 
21.8% 


18 

17.8% 


15 
14.9% 






7 
6.9% 


24 
23.8% 




189.6 


District Totals 
% of Total 


188 


37 
19.7% 


28 

14.9% 


27 

14.4% 


22 
11.7% 




2 

1.1% 


9 

4.8% 


50 

26.6% 


13 

6.9% 


249.7 


*Time measurements 


begin from 


date of filing 


in Superior Court. 

















77 



AGES OF MISDEMEANOR CASES APPEALED FROM DISTRICT COl'RTS 
AND PENDING IN SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1978* 



District 5 


Total 
Pending 


Less Than 
30 Days 


30-60 
Days 


61-90 
Days 


91-120 
Days 


121-150 
Days 


151-180 
Days 


181 Days 
To 1 Yr. 


1 Year 

To 2 Yrs. 


Greater 
Than 2 Yrs. 


Average 

Age 
(In Days) 


New Hanover 
% of Total 


114 


27 
23.7% 


24 
21.1% 


7 
6.1% 


9 

7.9% 


7 
6.1% 


1 
0.9% 


6 

5.3% 


6 

5.3% 


27 
23.7% 


374.8 


Pender 
% of Total 


40 


5 
12.5% 


5 
12.5% 


4 
10.0% 


5 
12.5% 


1 

2.5% 


2 
5.0% 


8 
20.0% 


9 

22.5% 


1 
2.5% 


228.1 


District Totals 
% of Total 


154 


32 

20.8% 


29 

18.8% 


11 

7.1% 


14 

9.1% 


8 

5.2% 


3 

1.9% 


14 

9.1% 


15 

9.7% 


28 
18.2% 


336.7 


District 6 
























Bertie 
% of Total 


64 


9 

14.1% 


1 
1.6% 


4 

6.3% 


4 

6.3% 


9 

14.1% 


5 
7.8% 


27 
42.2% 


5 
7.8% 




182.5 


Halifax 
% of Total 


83 


17 

20.5% 


13 

15.7% 


9 

10.8% 


4 

4.8% 


10 

12.0% 


5 
6.0% 


9 

10.8% 


12 
14.5% 


4 
4.8% 


206.0 


Hertford 
% of Total 


55 


2 
3.6% 


7 
12.7% 


6 

10.9% 


3 

5.5% 


7 
12.7% 


6 
10.9% 


8 
14.5% 


11 
20.0% 


5 
9.1% 


272.8 


Northampton 
% of Total 


26 


3 
11.5% 


1 
3.8% 


2 
7.7% 


3 
11.5% 


3 
11.5% 


1 

3.8% 


9 

34.6% 


4 

15.4% 




207.6 


District Totals 
% of Total 


228 


31 

13.6% 


22 

9.6% 


21 

9.2% 


14 

6.1% 


29 

12.7% 


17 

7.5% 


53 

23.2% 


32 
14.0% 


9 

3.9% 


215.7 


District 7 
























Edgecombe 
% of Total 


132 


21 
15.9% 


23 
17.4% 


13 

9.8% 


5 
3.8% 


11 

8.3% 


5 
3.8% 


28 
21.2% 


23 
17.4% 


3 
2.3% 


213.6 


Nash 
% of Total 


154 


26 
16.9% 


15 

9.7% 


11 

7.1% 


10 

6.5% 


7 
4.5% 


2 
1.3% 


52 
33.8% 


21 
13.6% 


10 

6.5% 


258.9 


Wilson 
% of Total 


151 


48 
31.8% 




14 

9.3% 


2 
1.3% 


10 
6.6% 


14 

9.3% 


47 
31.1% 


13 

8.6% 


3 
2.0% 


185.9 


District Totals 
% of Total 


437 


95 

21.7% 


38 

8.7% 


38 

8.7% 


17 

3.9% 


28 

6.4% 


21 

4.8% 


127 
29.1% 


57 
13.0% 


16 

3.7% 


220.0 


District 8 
























Greene 
% of Total 


10 


3 
30.0% 


2 
20.0% 






1 
10.0% 


1 
10.0% 




2 
20.0% 


1 
10.0% 


267.2 


Lenoir 
% of Total 


47 


14 

29.8% 


12 

25.5% 


11 

23.4% 


4 

8.5% 


1 
2.1% 


1 

2.1% 


3 
6.4% 


1 
2.1% 




72.1 


Wayne 
% of Total 


57 


23 

40.4% 


17 

29.8% 


8 
14.0% 






3 

5.3% 


3 
5.3% 


1 

1.8% 


2 
3.5% 


88.0 


District Totals 
% of Total 


114 


40 

35.1% 


31 

•27.2% 


19 

16.7% 


4 

3.5% 


2 
1.8% 


5 
4.4% 


6 

5.3% 


4 

3.5% 


3 

2.6% 


97.2 


District 9 
























Franklin 
% of Total 


157 


12 

7.6% 


31 

19.7% 


32 
20.4% 


24 
15.3% 


8 

5.1% 


12 

7.6% 


29 
18.5% 


5 
3.2% 


4 
2.5% 


145.8 


Granville 
% of Total 


100 


5 
5.0% 


12 
12.0% 


15 
15.0% 


19 

19.0% 


7 
7.0% 


1 

1.0% 


19 
19.0% 


16 
16.0% 


6 

6.0%: 


238.6 


Person 
% of Total 


130 


11 

8.5% 


27 
20.8% 


14 
10.8% 


9 
6.9% 


7 

5.4% 


16 
12.3% 


35 
26.9% 


9 
6.9% 


2 
1.5% 


164.6 


Vance 
% of Total 


194 


27 
13.9% 


32 
16.5% 


14 

7.2% 


18 
9.3% 


14 

7.2% 


27 
13.9% 


29 
14.9% 


32 
16.5% 


1 
0.5% 


182.5 


Warren 
% of Total 


80 


8 
10.0% 


16 

20.0% 


2 
2.5% 


2 
2.5% 


20 
25.0% 




19 

23.8% 


10 
12.5% 


3 
3.8% 


214.0 


District Totals 
% of Total 


661 


63 

9.5% 


118 

17.9% 


77 
11.6% 


72 
10.9% 


56 

8.5% 


56 

8.5% 


131 

19.8% 


72 
10.9% 


16 

2.4% 


182.6 



♦Time measurements begin from date of filing in Superior Court. 



78 



AGES OF MISDEMEANOR CASES APPEALED FROM DISTRICT COURTS 
AND PENDING IN SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1978* 



District 10 



Chatham 
% of Total 

Orange 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 

Pending 30 Days Days Days 



91-120 121-150 151-180 181 Days 1 Year Greater 
Days Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. Than 2 Yrs 



Average 

Age 
(In Days) 



Wake 
% of Total 


388 


57 

14.7% 


105 

27.1% 


57 
14.7% 


39 
10.1% 


24 

6.2% 


8 

2.1% 


57 
14.7% 


35 

9.0% 


6 

1.5% 


145.0 


District 11 
























Harnett 
% of Total 


15 




4 
26.7% 


2 
13.3% 




2 
13.3% 




4 

26.7% 


2 
13.3% 


1 

6.7% 


228.3 


Johnston 
% of Total 


12 






2 
16.7% 


2 
16.7% 




1 

8.3% 


5 

41.7% 


2 
16.7% 




223.0 


Lee 
% of Total 


81 


30 
37.0% 


26 
32.1% 


11 

13.6% 


10 

12.3% 






3 

3.7% 


1 

1.2% 




56.3 


District Totals 
% of Total 


108 


30 

27.8% 


30 

27.8% 


15 

13.9% 


12 

11.1% 


2 
1.9% 


1 

0.9% 


12 

11.1% 


5 
4.6% 


1 

0.9% 


98.7 


District 12 
























Cumberland 
% of Total 


188 


42 

22.3% 


64 
34.0% 


28 
14.9% 


15 
8.0% 


8 

4.3% 


15 

8.0% 


12 

6.4% 


4 
2.1% 




80.2 


Hoke 

% of Total 


69 


41 

59.4% 


4 

5.8% 


4 

5.8% 


6 

8.7% 


3 

4.3% 


1 

1.4% 


5 

7.2% 


4 

5.8% 


1 
1.4% 


88.5 


District Totals 
% of Total 


257 


83 

32.3% 


68 

26.5% 


32 

12.5% 


21 

8.2% 


11 

4.3% 


16 

6.2% 


17 

6.6% 


8 

3.1% 


1 

0.4% 


82.4 


District 13 
























Bladen 
% of Total 


32 


16 

50.0% 






3 
9.4% 






4 

12.5% 


9 

28.1% 




195.6 


Brunswick 
% of Total 


15 


2 
13.3% 


8 

53.3% 


2 
13.3% 




1 

6.7% 


2 
13.3% 








64.4 


Columbus 
% of Total 


79 


6 

7.6% 


19 

24.1% 


4 

5.1% 


12 
15.2% 


3 

3.8% 


4 
5.1% 


15 
19.0% 


10 

12.7% 


6 

7.6% 


227.6 


District Totals 
% of Total 


126 


24 

19.0% 


27 

21.4% 


6 

4.8% 


15 

11.9% 


4 

3.2% 


6 

4.8% 


19 

15.1% 


19 

15.1% 


6 

4.8% 


200.0 


District 14 
























Durham 
% of Total 


198 


24 

12.1% 


22 

11.1% 


6 

3.0% 


25 

12.6% 


4 

2.0% 


8 

4.0% 


34 

17.2% 


74 
37.4% 


1 
0.5% 


270.9 


District 15 A 
























Alamance 
% of Total 


87 


20 

23.0% 


17 

19.5% 


13 

14.9% 


11 

12.6% 


8 

9.2% 


5 

5.7% 


10 

11.5% 


3 

3.4% 




107.6 


District 15 B 

























28 


2 
7.1% 


9 

32.1% 


5 
17.9% 


2 
7.1% 


1 
3.6% 


6 

21.4% 


2 
7.1% 


1 
3.6% 


21 


5 
23.8% 


8 
38.1% 


2 
9.5% 


6 

28.6% 










49 


7 

14.3% 


17 

34.7% 


7 

14.3% 


8 

16.3% 


1 
2.0% 


6 

12.2% 


2 

4.1% 


1 
2.0% 



111.9 
56.7 
88.3 



♦Time measurements begin from date of filing in Superior Court. 



79 



AGES OF MISDEMEANOR CASES APPEALED FROM DISTRICT COl'RTS 
AND PENDING IN SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1978* 



District 16 



Anson 
% of Total 

Moore 
% of Total 

Richmond 
% of Total 

Stanly 
% of Total 

Union 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



Total 
Pending 



Less Than 
30 Days 



30-60 
Days 



61-90 
Days 



91-120 
Days 



121-150 
Days 



151-180 
Days 



181 Days 
To 1 Yr. 



1 Year Greater 
To 2 Yrs. Than 2 Yrs 



Average 

Age 
(In Days) 



Robeson 
% of Total 


142 


31 
21.8% 


13 

9.2% 


8 

5.6% 


9 

6.3% 


13 

9.2% 


9 

6.3% 


30 

21.1%. 


22 
15.5% 


7 
4.9% 


224 7 


Scotland 
% of Total 


74 


12 
16.2% 


6 

8.1% 


4 

5.4% 


12 
16.2% 


15 

20.3% 


3 
4.1% 


17 
23.0% 


5 
6.8% 




153.4 


District Totals 
% of Total 


216 


43 
19.9% 


19 

8.8% 


12 

5.6% 


21 

9.7% 


28 
13.0% 


12 

5.6% 


47 
21.8% 


27 
12.5% 


7 
3.2% 


200.3 


District 17 
























Caswell 
% of Total 


26 




2 
7.7% 




8 
30.8% 




2 
7.7% 


8 
30.8% 


2 
7.7% 


4 
15.4% 


355.5 


Rockingham 
% of Total 


115 


45 
39.1% 




25 
21.7% 


2 
1.7% 


5 

4.3% 


9 

7.8% 


25 
21.7% 


4 

3.5% 




107.6 


Stokes 
% of Total 


56 


5 
8.9% 


8 
14.3% 


14 
25.0% 


6 

10.7% 


8 
14.3% 


3 

5.4% 


10 
17.9% 


2 
3.6% 




129.0 


Surry 
% of Total 


216 


38 
17.6% 


20 

9.3% 


30 

13.9% 


17 

7.9% 


6 

2.8% 


16 

7.4% 


39 

18.1% 


47 
21.8% 


3 
1.4% 


202.1 


District Totals 
% of Total 


413 


88 

21.3% 


30 

7.3% 


69 

16.7% 


33 

8.0% 


19 

4.6% 


30 

7.3% 


82 
19.9% 


55 
13.3% 


7 
1.7% 


175.5 


District 18 
























Guilford 
Greensboro 
% of Total 


499 


119 

23.8% 


180 

36.1% 


48 
9.6% 


33 
6.6% 


20 

4.0% 


13 

2.6% 


26 

5.2% 


57 
11.4% 


3 
0.6% 


119.6 


High Point 
% of Total 


49 


1 

2.0% 


3 

6.1% 


6 

12.2% 


6 

12.2% 


1 

2.0% 


1 
2.0% 


21 
42.9% 


7 
14.3% 


3 
6.1% 


289.9 


District Totals 
% of Total 


548 


120 

21.9% 


183 

33.4% 


54 

9.9% 


39 

7.1% 


21 

3.8% 


14 

2.6% 


47 
8.6% 


64 

11.7% 


6 

1.1% 


134.9 


District 19 
























Cabarrus 
% of Total 


197 


35 
17.8% 


35 
17.8% 


21 
10.7% 


22 
11.2% 


13 

6.6% 


12 

6.1% 


34 
17.3% 


18 
9.1% 


7 
3.6% 


181.0 


Montgomery 
% of Total 


81 


35 

43.2% 






4 
4.9% 




7 
8.6% 


4 
4.9% 


6 

7.4% 


25 
30.9% 


558.3 


Randolph 
% of Total 


159 


28 
17.6% 


35 
22.0% 


14 

8.8% 


10 

6.3% 


15 

9.4% 


4 

2.5% 


28 

17.6% 


24 
15.1% 


1 
0.6% 


165.4 


Rowan 
% of Total 


152 


19 

12.5% 


33 
21.7% 


35 
23.0% 


6 

3.9% 


18 
11.8% 


5 

3.3% 


15 
9.9% 


6 

3.9% 


15 
9.9% 


213.4 


District Totals 
% of Total 


589 


117 

19.9% 


103 

17.5% 


70 
11.9% 


42 

7.1% 


46 

7.8% 


28 

4.8% 


81 

13.8% 


54 

9.2% 


48 

8.1% 


237.0 


District 20 

























24 
89 
60 
77 
53 
303 



1 

4.2% 

16 

18.0% 

4 

6.7% 

6 

7.8% 

12 
22.6% 

39 

12.9% 



10 

41.7% 

15 

16.9% 

10 

16.7% 

35 

45.5% 

24 

45.3% 

94 

31.0% 



7 
29.2% 

7 
7.9% 

9 

15.0% 

13 
16.9% 

7 
13.2% 

43 

14.2% 



♦Time measurements begin from date of filing in Superior Court. 



1 
4.2% 

4 

4.5% 

13 

21.7% 

3 
3.9% 

4 

7.5% 

25 
8.3% 



80 



11 

12.4% 

6 

10.0% 

4 

5.2% 

1 

1.9% 

22 

7.3% 



9 

10.1% 

9 

15.0% 

3 
3.9% 

3 

5.7% 

24 

7.9% 



1 
4.2% 

21 

23.6% 

4 
6.7% 

5 
6.5% 

2 
3.8% 

33 
10.9% 



4 
16.7% 

1 56 

1.1% 5.6% 

1 4 

1.7% 6.7%. 

7 I 

9.1% 1.3% 



13 10 

4.3% 3.3% 



151.6 
177.6 
174.5 
127.3 
60.0 
141.6 



AGES OF MISDEMEANOR CASES APPEALED FROM DISTRICT COURTS 
AND PENDING IN SUPERIOR COURTS, DEC EMBER 31, 1978* 



District 21 


Total 
Pending 


Less Than 
30 Days 


30-60 
Days 


61-90 
Days 


91-120 
Days 


121-150 
Days 


151-180 
Days 


181 Days 
To 1 Yr. 


1 Year 
To 2 Yrs. 


Greater 
Than 2 Yrs. 


Average 

Age 
(In Days) 


Forsyth 
% of Total 


324 


115 

35.5% 


69 

21.3% 


42 

13.0% 


21 

6.5% 


25 
7.7% 


25 
7.7% 


22 
6.8% 


5 

1.5% 




76.8 


District 22 
























Alexander 
% of Total 


140 


6 

4.3% 


8 

5.7% 


4 

2.9% 


4 
2.9% 






113 

80.7% 


5 
3.6% 




253.0 


Davidson 
% of Total 


44 


9 

20.5% 


6 

13.6% 


5 
11.4% 


5 
11.4% 


3 
6.8% 


4 
9.1% 


4 
9.1% 


8 
18.2% 




187.3 


Davie 
% of Total 


16 


3 

18.8% 


5 
31.3% 


2 
12.5% 


4 
25.0% 


1 

6.3% 


1 

6.3% 








67.3 


Iredell 
% of Total 


80 


20 
25.0% 


16 

20.0% 


13 
16.3% 


6 

7.5% 




4 
5.0% 


8 
10.0% 


13 
16.3% 




159.0 


District Totals 
% of Total 


280 


38 

13.6% 


35 

12.5% 


24 

8.6% 


19 

6.8% 


4 

1.4% 


9 

3.2% 


125 

44.6% 


26 

9.3% 




205.2 


District 23 
























Alleghany 
% of Total 


17 






2 
11.8% 








3 
17.6% 


10 

58.8% 


2 
11.8% 


493.7 


Ashe 
% of Total 


47 


28 
59.6% 


7 
14.9% 


1 

2.1% 


2 
4.3% 


3 

6.4% 


1 

2.1% 


3 
6.4% 




2 
4.3% 


115.9 


Wilkes 
% of Total 


52 


16 

30.8% 


5 
9.6% 


11 

21.2% 


6 

11.5% 


7 
13.5% 


4 

7.7% 


1 

1.9% 


1 

1.9% 


1 

1.9% 


101.9 


Yadkin 
% of Total 


53 


4 

7.5% 


4 

7.5% 


16 

30.2% 


13 

24.5% 


2 
3.8% 


11 

20.8% 


1 

1.9% 


2 
3.8% 




155.0 


District Totals 
% of Total 


169 


48 

28.4% 


16 

9.5% 


30 

17.8% 


21 

12.4% 


12 

7.1% 


5 
3.0% 


18 

10.7% 


12 

7.1% 


7 

4.1% 


161.9 


District 24 
























Avery 
% of Total 


31 


2 
6.5% 


2 

6.5% 


1 
3.2% 


5 
16.1% 


11 

35.5% 




7 
22.6% 


2 
6.5% 


1 
3.2% 


185.7 


Madison 
% of Total 


13 




2 
15.4% 




1 
7.7% 




2 
15.4% 


7 
53.8% 


1 

7.7% 




220.3 


Mitchell 
% of Total 


12 


2 
16.7% 


1 

8.3% 




2 
16.7% 


3 
25.0% 




4 

33.3% 






143.8 


Watauga 
% of Total 


17 


2 
11.8% 




1 

5.9% 


2 
11.8% 




1 

5.9% 


3 
17.6% 


8 
47.1% 




267.8 


Yancey 
% of Total 


18 


12 
66.7% 


2 
11.1% 








2 
11.1% 


2 
11.1% 






59.7 


District Totals 
% of Total 


91 


18 

19.8% 


7 

7.7% 


2 

2.2% 


10 
11.0% 


14 

15.4% 


5 

5.5% 


23 

25.3% 


11 

12.1% 


1 

1.1% 


175.6 


District 25 
























Burke 
% of Total 


104 


36 

34.6% 


11 

10.6% 


3 

2.9% 


12 
11.5% 


3 

2.9% 


5 

4.8% 


9 

8.7% 


10 

9.6% 


15 

14.4% 


264.5 


Caldwell 
% of Total 


44 


19 

43.2% 


14 

31.8% 


4 
9.1% 


4 
9.1% 


1 

2.3% 


1 

2.3% 


1 

2.3% 






45.0 


Catawba 
% of Total 


298 


22 

7.4% 


36 
12.1% 


34 
11.4% 


44 
14.8% 


27 
9.1% 


15 
5.0% 


73 
24.5% 


38 
12.8% 


9 
3.0% 


211.5 


District Totals 
% of Total 


446 


77 
17.3% 


61 

13.7% 


41 

9.2% 


60 

13.5% 


31 

7.0% 


21 

4.7% 


83 

18.6% 


48 

10.8% 


24 

5.4% 


207.4 



*Time measurements begin from date of filing in Superior Court. 



81 



AGES OF MISDEMEANOR CASES APPEALED FROM DISTRICT COURTS 
AND PENDING IN SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1978* 



District 26 



Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 

Pending 30 Days Days Days 



91-120 121-150 151-180 181 Days 1 Year Greater 
Days Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. Than2Yrs 



Average 

Age 
(In Days) 



Mecklenburg 
% of Total 


783 


132 

16.9% 


71 

9.1% 


69 

8.8% 


122 

15.6% 


64 

8.2% 


49 

6.3% 


141 

18.0% 


92 

11.7% 


43 


215.6 


District 27 A 
























Gaston 
% of Total 


97 


21 

21.6% 


25 

25.8% 


4 

4.1% 


2 

2.1% 


6 

6.2% 


3 

3.1% 


18 

18.6%. 


17 
17.5% 


1 

1.0% 


180.5 


District 27 B 
























Cleveland 
% of Total 


28 


5 
17.9% 


6 

21.4% 


8 

28.6% 


1 
3.6% 


2 
7.1% 


1 

3.6% 


5 
17.9% 






105.1 


Lincoln 
% of Total 


21 


9 

42.9% 


5 
23.8% 


5 

23.8% 




1 

4.8% 




1 
4.8% 






53.4 


District Totals 
% of Total 


49 


14 

28.6% 


11 

22.4% 


13 

26.5% 


1 

2.0% 


3 

6.1% 


1 

2.0% 


6 

12.2% 






82.9 


District 28 
























Buncombe 
% of Total 


79 


17 

21.5% 


23 

29.1% 


12 

15.2% 


1 

1.3% 


5 

6.3% 


1 

1.3% 


5 

6.3% 


14 

17.7% 


1 

1.3% 


158.2 


District 29 
























Henderson 
% of Total 


26 


10 

38.5% 


4 
15.4% 


1 

3.8% 


4 
15.4% 


1 

3.8% 






4 

15.4% 


2 
7.7% 


193.5 


McDowell 
% of Total 


27 


1 

3.7% 


9 

33.3% 


3 

11.1% 


1 

3.7% 


2 
7.4% 


1 
3.7% 


4 

14.8%, 


5 
18.5% 


1 

3.7% 


202.1 


Polk 
% of Total 


12 


2 
16.7% 


2 
16.7% 


1 

8.3% 


1 

8.3% 


2 
16.7% 


2 
16.7% 


1 

8.3% 


1 

8.3% 




128.1 


Rutherford 
% of Total 


102 


11 
10.8% 


5 

4.9% 


4 

3.9% 


21 
20.6% 


11 
10.8% 


3 

2.9% 


14 

13.7% 


29 

28.4% 


4 
3.9% 


278.7 


Transylvania 
% of Total 


27 


3 
11.1% 


5 
18.5% 






3 
11.1% 


2 
7.4% 


5 
18.5% 


7 
25.9% 


2 
7.4% 


295.4 


District Totals 
% of Total 


194 


27 

13.9% 


25 
12.9% 


9 

4.6% 


27 
13.9% 


19 

9.8% 


8 

4.1% 


24 

12.4% 


46 

23.7% 


9 

4.6% 


249.6 


District 30 

























Cherokee 
% of Total 

Clay 

% of Total 
Graham 

% of Total 

Haywood 
% of Total 

Jackson 
% of Total 

Macon 
% of Total 

Swain 

% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



31 

I 

14 

200 

49 

21 

17 

333 



4 
12.9% 



2 
14.3% 

7 
3.5% 

5 
10.2% 

1 

4.8% 



19 

5.7% 



10 

32.3% 



5 
35.7% 

25 
12.5% 

5 
10.2% 



2 
11.8% 

47 

14.1% 



4 
12.9% 



1 

7.1% 
21 
10.5% 

7 
14.3% 



6 

35.3% 

39 

11.7% 



3.2% 



1 

7.1% 

66 

33.0% 

9 

18.4% 



77 

23.1% 



3 

9.7% 



12 
6.0% 

9 

18.4% 

2 

9.5% 



26 

7.8% 



3.2% 



1 

7.1% 

3 
1.5% 

1 

2.0% 

5 

23.8% 



11 

3.3% 



6 
19.4% 



2 
14.3% 

42 
21.0% 

8 
16.3% 

9 

42.9%, 

7 
41.2% 

74 

22.2%. 



1 
3.2% 

1 
100.0% 

2 
14.3% 

19 

9.5% 

4 
8.2', 

3 
14.3% 

2 
11.8% 

32 

9.6% 



3.2', 



5 
2.5% 

1 
2.0% 

1 
4.8% 



8 

2.4% 



151.7 

466.0 
138.0 
187.2 
154.9 
264.0 
195.4 
183.2 



8,772 
*Time measurements begin from date of filing in Superior Court. 



STATE TOTALS 

% of Total 



1,628 

18.6% 



1,569 

17.9% 



962 
11.0% 



876 
10.0%, 

82 



579 
6.6% 



442 

5.0% 



1,463 

16.7%, 



951 

10.8% 



302 

3.4% 



182.4 



UTILIZATION OF SCHEDULED SUPERIOR COURT CRIMINAL II RMS 
January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1M7S 





Days 


Days 


Days 


% 


District 1 


Scheduled 


Held 


Unused 


Used 


Camden 


12 


8 


4 


66.7% 


Chowan 


25 


19 '/ 2 


5/2 


78.0% 


Currituck 


30 


20 1/ 2 


9/ 2 


68.3% 


Dare 


33 


28 


5 


84.8% 


Gates 


10 


8 


2 


80.0% 


Pasquotank 


44 


37 Vi 


6/ 2 


85.2% 


Perquimans 


20 


15 


5 


75.0% 


District Totals 


174 


1361/2 


37/ 2 


78.4% 


District 2 










Beaufort 


78 


68 


10 


87.2% 


Hyde 


9 


6 


3 


66.7% 


Martin 


29 


24 


5 


82.8% 


Tyrell 


10 


7 


3 


70.0% 


Washington 


18 


14 


4 


77.8% 


District Totals 


144 


119 


25 


82.6% 


District 3 










Carteret 


65 


48 


17 


73.8% 


Craven 


97 


86'/ 2 


10/ 


89.2% 


Pamlico 


20 


15'/ 2 


4/ 


77.5% 


Pitt 


161 


142/ 2 


18/ 


88.5% 


District Totals 


343 


292/ 2 


50/ 2 


85.3% 


District 4 










Duplin 


50 


32 / 2 


17/2 


65.0% 


Jones 


14 


7/2 


6/ 2 


53.6% 


Onslow 


174 


127 


47 


73.0% 


Sampson 


64 


37/ 2 


26/ 2 


58.6% 


District Totals 


302 


204/ 2 


97/ 2 


67.7% 


District 5 










New Hanover 


221 


162/ 


58/ 2 


73.5% 


Pender 


30 


22 


8 


73.3% 


District Totals 


251 


184/ 2 


66/ 2 


73.5% 


District 6 










Bertie 


29 


27/ 2 


1/ 


94.8% 


Halifax 


62 


55 


7 


88.7% 


Hertford 


30 


27/ 2 


2/ 


91.7% 


Northampton 


16 


12/ 2 


3/ 


78.1% 


District Totals 


137 


122/2 


14/ 2 


89.4% 


District 7 










Edgecombe 


59 


36/ 2 


22/ 


61.9% 


Nash 


81 


63 


18 


77.8% 


Wilson 


95 


68/ 2 


26/ 


72.1% 


District Totals 


235 


168 


67 


71.5% 



District 8 


Days 
Scheduled 


Days 
Held 


Days 
Unused 


% 
Used 


Greene 
Lenoir 
Wayne 
District Totals 


13 

97 
164 
274 


8/2 
80 Vi 
117 
206 


4/ 
16/ 
47 
68 


65.4% 
83.0% 
71.3% 
75.2% 


District 9 










Franklin 

Granville 

Person 

Vance 

Warren 

District Totals 


35 
38 
43 
36 
29 
181 


27/ 
32/ 
38 

29/ 2 
24 

151/2 


7/ 
5/ 
5 

6/2 
5 
29b4 


78.6% 
85.5% 
88.4% 
81.9% 
82.8% 
83.7% 


District 10 










Wake 


480 


375/2 


104/ 2 


78.2% 


District 11 










Harnett 
Johnston 
Lee 
District Totals 


53 

91 

20 

164 


49 

77/ 
15 

141/2 


4 
13/ 2 

5 
22/2 


92.5% 

85.2% 
75.0% 
86.3% 


District 12 










Cumberland 
Hoke 
District Totals 


492 

42 

534 


429/ 
36 

465/ 2 


62/ 2 

6 
68/2 


87.3% 
85.7% 
87.2% 


District 13 










Bladen 
Brunswick 
Columbus 
District Totals 


35/ 
48 
73 
156/2 


29/ 2 
31 

64 Vi 
125 


6 

17 

8/2 
31/2 


83.1% 
64.6% 
88.4% 
79.9% 



District 14 
Durham 



District 15 A 
Alamance 



District 15 B 

Chatham 
Orange 

District Totals 



District 16 

Robeson 
Scotland 

District Totals 



252 



157 



31 

85 

116 



162 

20 

182 



230 



116 



26 

66/2 
92/2 



153 

20 

173 



22 



41 



23/2 



91.3% 



73.9% 



83.9% 
78.2% 
79.7% 



94.4% 

100.0% 

95.1% 



83 



UTILIZATION OF SCHEDULED SUPERIOR COURT CRIMINAL TERMS 
January 1, 1978 — December 31, I97X 



District 17 


Days 
Scheduled 


Days 
Held 


Days 
Unused 


% 
Used 


Caswell 
Rockingham 
Stokes 
Surry 

District Totals 


30 
82 

25 

38 

175 


25 
73 / 
20'/ 2 
31 
150 


5 

8/ 
4/ 
7 
25 


83.3% 
89.6% 
82.0% 
81.6% 
85.7% 


District 18 










Guilford 


337 


292>/ 2 


44 Vi 


86.8% 


District 19 










Cabarrus 
Montgomery 
Randolph 
Rowan 
District Totals 


79 
25 

100 
91 

295 


65 

20 
85 
81/ 
251 Vi 


14 

5 
15 

9/ 
431/2 


82.3% 
80.0% 
85.0% 
89.6% 

85.3% 


District 20 










Anson 

Moore 

Richmond 

Stanly 

Union 

District Totals 


39 

45 
52 
61 
63 
260 


30 / 
36 / 
44/ 
46 
46/ 
204 


8/ 

m 

7/ 

15 

16/ 

56 


78.2% 
81.1% 
85.6% 

75.4% 
73.8% 
78.5% 


District 21 










Forsyth 


229 


200 


29 


87.3% 


District 22 










Alexander 
Davidson 
Davie 
Iredell 
District Totals 


24 
7S 
20 
68 
190 


17 

59/ 

15/ 

48/ 

140'/ 2 


7 
18/ 

4/ 
19/ 
491/2 


70.8% 
76.3% 
77.5% 
71.3% 
73.9% 


District 23 










Alleghany 
Ashe 
Wilkes 
Yadkin 

District Totals 


10 
18 
51 
20 
99 


7 
16 

42/ 
15 
80 '/ 


3 
2 

X'.. 
5 
I8V2 


70.0% 

88.9% 
83.3% 
75.0%, 
81.3% 


District 24 










Avery 

Madison 

Mitchell 

Watauga 

Yancey 

District Totals 


25 
29 
15 
44 
12 
125 


23/ 

20 

12 

54 

10 

99>/2 


I'/ 

9 

3 
10 

2 
251/2 


94.0%. 

69.0% 
80.0% 
77.3% 
83.3% 
79.6% 



District 25 


Days 
Scheduled 


Days 
Heid 


Days 
I'nused 


% 
Used 


Burke 

Caldwell 

Catawba 

District Totals 


93/ 

92 
136 
3211/2 


74/ 

72/ 

106/ 

2531/2 


19 

19/ 
29/ 
68 


79.7% 
78.8% 
78.3% 
78.8% 


District 26 










Mecklenburg 


702'/ 2 


654 


48i/ 2 


93.1% 


District 27 A 










Gaston 


272 


237 


35 


87.1% 


District 27 B 










Cleveland 
Lincoln 

District Totals 


57 
155 


81 

40/ 
1211/2 


71 

16/ 

33i/ 2 


82.7% 
71.1% 
78.4% 


District 28 










Buncombe 


199 


182 


17 


91.5% 


District 29 










Henderson 
McDowell 
Polk 

Rutherford 
Transylvania 
District Totals 


47 
49 
28 
57 
28 
209 


44/ 
41 

21/ 
52 
20/ 
1791/2 


2/ 
8 

6/ 
5 

7/ 
29i/2 


94.7% 
83.7% 
76.8% 
91.2% 
73.2% 
85.9% 


District 30 










Cherokee 

Clay 

Graham 

Haywood 

Jackson 

Macon 

Swain 

District Totals 


10 
6 
10 
36 
22 
17 
13 
114 


5 

1': 

8 
28 
15/ 
11 

9 
78 


5 

4/ 
2 
8 

6/2 
6 
4 
36 


50.0% 
25.0% 

80.0% 
77.8% 
70.5% 
64.7% 
69.2% 
68.4% 



STATE TOTALS 7,765'/ 6,428 l,337>/ 2 82.8% 



84 



Wt\z JNstrtct (ttaitrt ^foiston 

"@Ilje (Heneral JVssembljj sljall, from time to time, btOibe tlje 
J^tate into a ronOentent number of local court btstrtrts anb srjall 
prescribe tuyere tlje ptstrtct Qlourts sljall stt, but a ptstrtct 
Court must stt tn at least one place in eaclj county/' 

^. «L Const, <Arh 3$, ^>er. 10 



THE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 



The flow of cases through the State's district courts 
increased considerably in 1978. As the graph below 
illustrates, filings of both civil and criminal cases 
increased from 1,327,195 in 1977 to 1,440,378 in 1978. 
This increase of 1 13, 183 cases (about 8'/2%) is nearly twice 
as large as the increase from 1976 to 1977 (57, 195 cases or 
about 4'/ 2 %). 

Although case dispositions also increased (from 
1,276,225 in 1977 to 1,407,360 in 1978), they did not offset 
the increase in filings. The result, shown in the graph on 
the following page, was an increase in the number of cases 
pending at the end of the year: 209,502 district court cases 
were pending on December 31, 1977, compared with 
242,520 pending on December 31, 1978. This is an 
increase of 33,018 cases — almost 16%. 



It should be noted that the increase in case dispositions 
(about 10%) was larger than the increase in the number of 
days of district court held. As the table on the following 
page shows, 19,217'/ 2 days of district court were held in 
1 977 and 20, 1 94'/ 2 in 1 978, for an increase of about 5%. It 
would thus appear that more cases were disposed of each 
day in court in 1978 than in 1977. The percentage 
increases in case dispositions and in days of court held 
were larger, in turn, than the increase in the number of 
district court judges: authorization for two additional 
district court judges, effective July 1, 1978, brought the 
total number of judges for the State to 126, an increase of 
less than two per cent. 

The data on the days of district court held are followed 
by sections covering district court civil cases, juvenile 
proceedings, and district court criminal cases. 



DISTRICT COURT CASE FILINGS AND DISPOSITIONS, 1974- IM7X* 




1974 



1975 



1976 



1977 



I97X 



Filings: 



Dispositions: 



♦Juvenile cases and district court hearings relating to involuntary commitments or recommitments to mental hospitals are 
not included in this graph; these matters were not reported to AOC by case-numbers and filing and disposition dates 
during 1978. Some data on these proceedings are available: see tables on "Juvenile Proceedings" and "Cost and Case 
Data on Representation of Indigents." 



85 



DISTRICT COURT CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1M74-IM7X 



.C 

£ 



.S 

E 



53 

u 



.c 
E 

3 

s 



275,000 



250,000 



242,520 




1974 



1975 



1976 



1977 



I97S 



*Juvenile cases and district court hearings relating to involuntary commitments or re-commitments to mental hospitals 
are not included in this graph; these matters were not reported to AOC by case-numbers and filing and disposition dates 
during 1978. Some data on these proceedings are available: see tables on "Juvenile Proceedings" and "Cost and Case 
Data on Representation of Indigents." 



DAYS OF DISTRICT COURT HEED, 1974-1978 



Year 

1974 
1975 
1976 
1977 
1978 



Civil 

6,0 18 1/ 2 
6,673 V 2 

6,670 y, 

7,445 

7,710 



Criminal 

11,193 
11,979 1/ 2 
1 1 ,922 '/ 2 

11,7721/: 
1 2,484 '/ 



Total 

17,211'/; 

18,653 
18,593 
19,217'/ 
20,194'/ 



86 



DAYS OF COURT HELD AT EACH SEAT OF THE DISTRICT COURT* 

January 1, 1978 — Decmbcr 31, 1978 



District 1 (2 Judges) 


Civil 


Criminal 


Total 


Camden — Camden 


3/ 


15/ 2 


19 


Chowan — Edenton 


37 Vi 


35 


72/ 2 


Currituck — Currituck 


14 


36/ 2 


50/ 2 


Dare — Manteo 


13 


42 


55 


Gates — Gates ville 


1 


20 


21 


Pasquotank — Elizabeth City 


25 


52/ 


77/ 2 


Perquimans — Hertford 


3 


21/2 


24/ 2 


District Totals 


97 


223 


320 


District 2 (2 Judges) 








Beaufort — Washington 


35/ 2 


109 


144/ 


Hyde — Swan Quarter 


/ 


14 


14/ 2 


Martin — Williamston 


9/ 2 


56/ 2 


66 


Tyrrell — Columbia 





11 


11 


Washington — Plymouth 


7/2 


30/ 2 


38 


District Totals 


53 


221 


274 


District 3 (5 Judges) 








Carteret — Beaufort 


63 


118/ 2 


181/2 


Craven — New Bern 


125/ 


162/ 


288 


Pamlico — Bayboro 


2 


28/ 2 


30/ 


Pitt — Greenville 


132/ 


168 


300/ 


Farmville 





20 


20 


Ayden 


2 


24 


26 


District Totals 


325 


521'/ 2 


846i/ 2 


District 4 (4 Judges) 








Duplin — Kenansville 


44 


84 


128 


Jones — Trenton 


8 


22 


30 


Onslow — Jacksonville 


63/ 


172/ 


236 


Sampson — Clinton 


41 


103/ 


144/ 


District Totals 


156»/ 2 


382 


538/2 


District 5 (3 Judges) 








New Hanover — Wilmington 


137 


253 


390 


Pender — Burgaw 


19 


53/ 2 


72/ 2 


District Totals 


156 


306i/ 2 


462/2 


District 6 (3 Judges) 








Bertie — Windsor 


7 


94 </ 2 


101/2 


Halifax — Halifax 


21/2 


114/ 


136 


Roanoke Rapids 


1 


31 


32 


Hertford — Winton 


16/ 2 


57/ 2 


74 


Northampton — Jackson 


4/ 2 


53 


57/ 2 


District Totals 


50'/ 2 


350/2 


401 


District 7 (4 Judges) 








Edgecombe — Tarboro 


35/ 2 


84 


119/ 


Rocky Mount 


12/ 


69 


81/ 


Nash — Nashville 


45 


65 


110 


Wilson — Wilson 


46/ 2 


109/ 


156 


District Totals 


139V 2 


327i/ 2 


467 



District 8 (5 Judges) 


Civil 


Criminal 


Total 


Greene — Snow Hill 


18/ 2 


33/ 


52 


Lenoir — Kinston 


94 


139 


233 


Wayne — Goldsboro 


295/ 


190 


485/ 


Mount Olive 





23 


23 


District Totals 


408 


385'/ 


793'/ 


District 9 (4 Judges) 








Franklin — Louisburg 


24/ 


48 


72/ 


Granville — Oxford 


110/ 


55/ 


166 


Person — Roxboro 


21 


42/ 


63/ 


Vance — Henderson 


37/ 


64 


101/ 


Warren — Warrenton 


12/ 2 


24/ 


37 


District Totals 


206 


234'/ 


440'/ 


District 10 (6 Judges) 








Wake — Raleigh 


417 


609 


1,026 


Fuquay-Varina 





13 


13 


Wendell 





11'/ 


11/ 


District Totals 


417 


633'/ 


1,050/ 


District 11 (4 Judges) 








Harnett — Lillington 


42 


83/ 2 


125/ 


Dunn 





36/ 


36/ 


Johnston — Smithfield 


93/ 


99 


192/ 


Benson 


1/ 


42 


43/ 


Selma 





40/ 


40/ 


Lee — Sanford 


15/ 


104 


119/ 


District Totals 


152'/ 2 


405'/ 


558 


District 12 (5 Judges) 








Cumberland — Fayettevillle 


372/ 2 


472 


844/ 


Hoke — Raeford 


1 


57 


58 


District Totals 


373'/ 2 


529 


902'/ 


District 13 (3 Judges) 








Bladen — Elizabethtown 


44 


87/ 


131/ 


Brunswick — Bolivia 


51 


61 


112 


Shallotte 


8 


31 


39 


Columbus — Whiteville 


95 


152 


247 


Tabor City 


2 


26/ 


28/ 


District Totals 


200 


358 


558 



District 14 (3 Judges ) 
Durham — Durham 

District 15 A (3 Judges) 
Alamance — Graham 



280 



296'/ 576V2 



198'/ 212'/ 411 



* All days of court at each seat were not necessarily held by a judge of the designated judicial district. In 1978, district court judges held a total of 277 
days of court in judicial districts other than their own. A day of court is defined as at least a two hour session before lunch and at least a two hour 
session after lunch. 



87 



DAYS OF COURT HELD AT EACH SEAT OF THE DISTRICT COURT' 
January 1, 1978 — Decmber 31, 1978 



District 15 B (2 Judges) 

Chatham — Pittsboro 
Siler City 
Orange — Hillsborough 
Chapel Hill 
District Totals 



District 16 (4 Judges) 



Robeson 



Scotland 



Lumberton 
Fairmont 
Maxton 
Pern broke 
Red Springs 
Rowland 
Saint Pauls 
Laurinburg 



District Totals 



District 17 (4 Judges ) 

Caswell — Yanceyville 

Rockingham — Wentworth 
Reidsville 
Eden 
Madison 

Stokes — Danbury 

Surry — Dobson 
District Totals 



District 18 (8 Judges) 



"ivil 


Criminal 


Total 


19 


23 


42 


3 


29 


32 


65'/, 


71/2 


137 


16 


8 1>/ 2 


97'/ 


03»/2 


205 


308V2 



122 


233'/ 2 


355'/ 





14 


14 





31'/ 2 


31'/ 2 





39'/ 2 


39'/ 2 





31'/ 


31'/ 





27 


27 


I) 


37 


37 


71 


135 


206 


193 


549 


742 



3 


37'/ 


40'/ 


58 


30'/ 


88'/ 





76 


76 





68 


68 





35 


35 


8 


66'/ 


74i/2 


42/ 2 


125'/ 


168 


11% 


439 


550'/ 



Guilford — Greensboro 


518 


443 


961 


High Point 


115 


145 


260 


District Totals 


633 


588 


1,221 


District 19 (5 Judges) 








Cabarrus — Concord 


62 


100'/ 


162'/ 


Kannapolis 


2 


48 


50 


Montgomery — Troy 


18'/ 


60'/ 


79 


Randolph - Asheboro 


69 


97 


166 


Liberty 





6 


6 


Rowan — Salisbury 


99 


136 


235 


District Totals 


250'/ 2 


448 


698'/ 


District 20 (4 Judges) 








Anson — Wadesboro 


19 


67'/ 


86'/ 


Moore — Carthage 


33 


50'/ 


83'/ 


Southern Pines 





18'/ 


18'/ 


Richmond Rockingham 


42 


77 


119 


Stanly - Albemarle 


40 


86'/ 


126'/ 


Union - Monroe 


44 % 


93 


137'/ 


District Totals 


178% 


393 


5711/2 



District 21 (5 Judges ) 

Forsyth — Winston-Salem 
Kernersville 
District Totals 



District 22 (4 Judges ) 

Alexander — Taylorsville 
Davidson — Lexington 

Thomasville 
Davie — Mocksville 
Iredell - Statesville 
Mooresville 
District Totals 



District 23 (3 Judges ) 

Alleghany — Sparta 
Ashe — Jefferson 
Wilkes Wilkesboro 
Yadkin — Yadkinville 
District Totals 

District 24 (2 Judges ) 

Avery — Newland 
Madison - Marshall 
Mitchell — Bakersville 
Watauga — Boone 
Yancey - Burnsville 
District Totals 



District 25 (5 Judges ) 

Burke — Morganton 
Caldwell — Lenoir 
Catawba — Newton 
Hickory 
District Totals 



District 26 (8 Judges ) 
Mecklenburg — Charlotte 

District 27 A (4 Judges) 
Gaston — Gastonia 



District 27 B (2 Judges) 

Cleveland — Shelby 
Lincoln - Lincolnton 
District Totals 



Civil Criminal Total 

446'/ 517'/ 964 

25 25 

446 1 / 542 1 / 989 



16'/ 


28'/ 


45 


120 


85 


205 


1'/ 


57 V 2 


59 


23 


30 


53 


107 


118 


225 





30 


30 


268 


349 


617 



18'/ 


22 


40'/ 


20'/ 


44 


64'/ 


132 


120 


252 


29 


39'/ 


68'/ 


200 


225 1 /: 


425V2 


25 


39 '/ 2 


64'/ 


37 


23'/ 


60'/ 


29 


25'/ 


54'/ 


41 


57'/ 


98'/ 


26 


25 


51 


158 


171 


329 



47 


147 


194 


69 


130 


199 


65 


88 


153 


79'/ 


118'/ 


198 


260'/ : 


483'/, 


744 



562 1,075 



1 ,637 



211'/ 391'/, 653 



68'/ 


162'/ 


231 


46'/ 


74'/ 


121 


115 


237 


352 



*AII days of court at each seat were not necessarily held by a judge of the designated judicial district. In 1978, district court judges held a total of 277 
days oi court in judicial districts other than their own. A day of court is defined as at least a two hour session before lunch and at least a two hour 
session alter lunch. 



ss 



DAYS OF COURT HELD AT EACH SEAT OF THE DISI 
January 1, 1978 — Decmber 31, 1978 



ICT COURT* 



District 28 (4 Judges ) 
Buncombe — Asheville 



District 29 (3 Judges ) 

Henderson — Hendersonville 
McDowell — Marion 
Polk — Columbus 
Rutherford — Rutherfordton 
Transylvania — Brevard 
District Totals 



Civil Criminal Total 
415 400 815 



53 


104/ 2 


157/ 


39 


90'/ 2 


129/ 


2 


40/ 


42/ 


45 


74 


119 


52 


40/ 


92/ 


191 


350 


541 



District 30 (3 Judges ) 

Cherokee — Murphy 
Clay — Hayesville 
Graham — Robbinsville 
Haywood — Waynesville 

Canton 
Jackson — Sylva 
Macon — Franklin 
Swain — Bryson City 
District Totals 



STATE TOTALS (126 Judges) 7,710 12,484'/ 20,194'/ 



Civil 


Criminal 


Total 


15/ 


24 


39/ 


2 


8/ 


10/ 


6 


17 


23 


44 


117/ 


161/ 


2/ 


18 


20/ 


22 


25/ 


47/ 


42/ 


20 


62/ 


15 


20 


35 


149'/, 


250'/ 


400 



* All days of court at each seat were not necessarily held by a judge of the designated judicial district. In 1 978, district court judges held a total of 277 
days of court in judicial districts other than their own. A day of court is defined as at least a two hour session before lunch and at least a two hour 
session after lunch. 



89 



DISTRICT COURT CIVIL CASES 



Filings 

A total of 264,120 civil cases were filed in the district 
courts in 1978, an increase of eight per cent over 1977 
filings of 244,655 cases. This increase appears to be 
consistent with the trend over the past five years, depicted 
in the bar graph on the following page. 

Of the three district court civil case categories, the 
smallest increase was in domestic relations cases (suits for 
divorce, custody of a child, payment of support for a 
child, etc.). Filings of these cases rose 4.9% from 46,996 
cases filed in 1977 to 49,311 cases in 1978. 

Small claims case filings increased by slightly over 8%, 
from 158,797 cases filed in 1977 to 171,612 cases filed in 
1978. (A small claims case is one in which the amount in 
dispute is not more than $500 and the plaintiff requests 
that the case be assigned to a magistrate for trial. The 
judgment of the magistrate may be appealed to the district 
court for trial de novo.) 

The largest increase came in the category of "general" 
civil cases (those civil cases within the jurisdiction of the 
district court which are not domestic relations or small 
claims cases assigned to magistrates). Filings of such cases 
increased from 38,862 cases in 1977 to 43,197 cases in 
1978, an increase of over 11%. 



Dispositions 

District court civil case dispositions totalled 254,984 
cases in 1978, an increase of 9Vi% over 1977 dispositions 
of 232,765. 

Domestic relations case dispositions increased by 6.4%, 
from 43,138 cases disposed of in 1977 to 45,913 cases dis- 
posed of in 1978. General civil case dispositions went up 
7.6% (36,996 cases in 1977 to 39,796 cases in 1978). Small 
claims case dispositions increased by 11%, from 152,631 
cases disposed of in 1977 to 169,275 cases disposed of in 
1978. 

As shown on the table, "District Court Civil Case 
Dispositions, by Manner of Disposition," each of the 
three categories has a distinctive pattern of dispositions. 
Of the general civil cases disposed of in 1978, 331 cases 
(less than 1%) were disposed of by jury, 12,725 cases 
(32%) were disposed of by trial before the judge alone, 
13,992 cases (35%) were disposed of by "clerk" (z'.e., by the 
entry of a default judgment or a confession of judgment), 
and the remaining 1 2,748 cases (32% were disposed of by 
"other" means such as an out of court settlement between 
the litigants, a voluntary withdrawal by the plaintiff, or a 
dismissal by the judge. Of the domestic relations cases, 
again less than 1% were disposed of by jury trial (a total of 
59 cases); however, 86% of the domestic relations cases 
disposed of in 1978 were disposed of by trial before the 
judge (39,292 cases), while only 544 cases (about l%)were 
disposed of by "clerk" and 6,018 cases (13%) were 



disposed of by other means. Of the small claims cases, the 
overwhelming majority (161,153 cases — over 95% of the 
total) were disposed of by the magistrates to which they 
were assigned; less than 1%( 1,442 cases) weredisposed of 
by "clerk" and less than 4% (6,680 cases) were disposed of 
by "other" means such as an out of court settlement or a 
dismissal. 

The pattern of disposition of general civil cases in the 
district courts resembles that of superior court civil cases; 
in both of these categories, less than a majority of the 
cases were disposed of by trial before a judge or a judge 
and jury. (The two differ in that a larger percentage of 
district court general civil cases are disposed of by 
"clerk" — i.e., by default or confession of judgment; in 
superior courts, the most common form of non-trial 
disposit on is "other": dismissals and out of court 
settlements.) 

The higher rate of dispositions by judge in domestic 
relations cases may be accounted for by the fact that only 
a judge can grant a divorce judgment. 



Cases Pending 

Although district court civil case dispositions increased 
at a higher rate (9 [ /i% more cases disposed of in 1 978 than 
in 1977) than did filings (8% more cases filed in 1978 than 
in 1977), filings still outnumbered dispositions and thus 
the number of cases pending at the end of the year 
increased. There were 81,494 district court civil cases 
pending on December 31, 1978, an increase of 9, 136 cases 
(about 12%). 

The table "Ratios of District Court Civil Dispositions 
to Total Caseload, and Ratios of Cases Pending on 
December 31, 1978 to Cases Disposed of During 1978," 
shows considerable variation among the counties on these 
measures of how much of each county's caseload was 
disposed of during the year and how much remained 
pending at year's end. (Total caseload is defined as the 
number of cases pending at the beginning of the year plus 
the number of cases filed during the year.) In Camden 
County (ranked first on the ratios), 91.5% of the total 
1978 caseload was disposed of during the year; in the 
lOOth-ranked county (Brunswick) 50.3% of the caseload 
was disposed of. For the State as a whole, 75.8% of the 
1978 caseload was disposed of in 1978, a slight 
improvement over the figure of 75.3% in 1977. 



Time from Filing to Disposition 

For the 254,984 district court civil cases disposed of in 
1978, the average time from filing to disposition was 102 
days, or slightly less than IVi months. 

It should be noted that the disposition of even a small 
number of long-pending cases will cause an average such 



91 



as this one to increase. (Combining the disposition of a 
single two-year-old case with 10 cases disposed of 30 days 
after filing produces an "average" time from filing to 
disposition of 94 days.) Of the district court civil cases 
disposed of in 1978, 1,496 (less than 1% of the total) were 
older than four years at the time of disposition, compared 
with 2,742 such cases disposed of in 1977 (1.2% of 1977 
total case dispositions). An additional 8,761 cases (3.4%) 
were between two and four years old at the time of their 
disposition in 1978, compared with 6,346 such cases 
disposed of in 1977. Counting all cases older than one 
year at the time of disposition, there were 18,565 such 
dispositions in 1978 (7.3%), an increase over the figure of 
16,252 cases older than one year at the time of their 
disposition in 1977 (7.0% of all 1977 dispositions). The 
disposition of these long-pending cases raised the average 
time from filing to disposition to a figure (102 days) 
higher than might have been expected in light of the fact 
that over half of the district court civil cases disposed of in 
1978 were disposed of in less than 30 days ( 144,066 cases, 
56.5% of the total). 



Ages of Pending Cases 

The average age of the 81,494 district court civil cases 
pending on December 31, 1978 was 392.2 days, or about 
13 months. 



Little progress towards the disposition of the "backlog" 
of older district court civil cases was made in 1978. 
Although there was a 4% decrease in the number between 
two and four years old (from 10,019 such cases pending 
on December 31, 1977, to 9,599 pending on December 31, 
1978), there was an increase in the number of cases older 
than four years and still pending (from 2,991 cases on 
December 31, 1977 to 3,025 cases pending at the end of 
1978). And there was a substantial increase in the number 
of cases between one and two years old and pending at 
year end (from 14.138 such cases pending at the end of 

1977 to 16,455 cases pending at the end of 1978, an 
increase of over 16%). Counting all cases older than one 
year, 29,079 district court civil cases were pending on 
December 31, 1978, compared with 27,148 cases pending 
at the end of 1977; this is an increase of 1,931 cases 
(slightly more than 7%). The cases older than one year 
and still pending at the end of 1978 made up 36% of all 
pending cases. 

As with the superior courts, there is no official or 
generally recognized time standard for the disposition of 
civil cases in district courts. If a one-year standard were to 
be assumed for purposes of assessment, the figures on the 
ages of district court civil cases pending on December 31, 

1978 would force the conclusion that there is a substantial 
"backlog" of such cases and that (when the figures for 
December 31, 1977 are compared) it is getting worse. 



92 



DISTRICT COURT CIVIL CASE FILINGS AND DISPOSII IONS. 1074 l l )7S 



280,000 
260,000 
240,000 
220,000 
200,000 
180,000 

a i6o,ooo 



I 120,000 

z. 



264,120 




1974 



1975 



Filings: 



1976 



Dispositions: 



1977 



197S 



^Juvenile cases and district court hearings relating to involuntary commitments or re-commitments to mental hospitals 
are not included in this graph; these matters were not reported to AOC by case-numbers and filing and disposition dates 
during 1978. Some data on these proceedings are available: see tables on "Juvenile Proceedings" and "Cost and Case 
Data on Representation of Indigents." 



93 



DISTRICT COURT CIVIL CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1974-1978' 



100,000 



E 



ox 
C 

■3 

B 
0. 



U 



£ 



81,494 




1974 



1975 



1976 



1977 



1978 



* Juvenile cases and district court hearings relating to involuntary commitments or re-commitments to mental hospitals 
are not included in this graph; these matters were not reported to AOC by case-numbers and filing and disposition dates 
during 1978. Some data on these proceedings are available: see tables on "Juvenile Proceedings" and "Cost and Case 
Data on Representation of Indigents." 



94 



DISTRICT COURT CIVIL CASES PENDING, FILED AND DISPOSED OF 



7* 



January 1, 1978 — December 31, 197X 







General Civil 






Domesti 


c Relations 






Small Claims 






Pending 


Filed 


Disposed 


Pending 


Pending 


Filed 


Disposed 


Pending 


Pending 


Filed 


Disposed 


Pending 


District 1 


1/1/78 


1978 


of 1978 


12/31/78 


1/1/78 


1978 


of 1978 


12/31/78 


1/1/78 


1978 


of 1978 


12/31/78 


Camden 


8 


18 


15 


II 


7 


16 


18 


5 


10 


142 


151 


1 


Chowan 


94 


115 


129 


80 


12 


16 


17 


11 


20 


515 


498 


37 


Currituck 


43 


87 


66 


64 


25 


62 


54 


33 


17 


217 


213 


21 


Dare 


85 


103 


73 


115 


50 


96 


M4 


52 


31 


210 


199 


4? 


Gates 


35 


35 


42 


28 


19 


25 


28 


16 


12 


365 


359 


IS 


Pasquotank 


125 


143 


174 


94 


86 


265 


245 


106 


30 


868 


880 


18 


Perquimans 


13 


28 


21 


20 


9 


37 


30 


16 


1 1 


196 


204 


3 


District Totals 


403 


529 


520 


412 


208 


517 


486 


239 


131 


2,513 


2,504 


140 


District 2 


























Beaufort 


97 


135 


163 


69 


157 


353 


389 


121 


50 


1,612 


1,562 


100 


Hyde 


12 


26 


24 


14 


9 


18 


17 


10 


II 


109 


112 


s 


Martin 


80 


94 


92 


82 


240 


227 


345 


122 


89 


1,213 


1,088 


214 


Tyrrell 


12 


12 


15 


9 


5 


28 


21 


12 


10 


77 


69 


IX 


Washington 


49 


74 


79 


44 


55 


163 


172 


46 


28 


817 


793 


52 


District Totals 


250 


341 


373 


218 


466 


789 


944 


311 


188 


3,828 


3.624 


392 


District 3 


























Carteret 


173 


197 


163 


207 


105 


322 


253 


174 


118 


765 


756 


127 


Craven 


446 


646 


690 


402 


375 


752 


783 


344 


122 


1,526 


1.546 


102 


Pamlico 


38 


33 


40 


31 


44 


42 


49 


37 


10 


213 


215 


8 


Pitt 


687 


616 


591 


712 


486 


729 


720 


495 


219 


2,420 


2,448 


191 


District Totals 


1,344 


1,492 


1,482 


1,352 


1,010 


1,845 


1,805 


1,050 


469 


4,924 


4,965 


428 


District 4 


























Duplin 


114 


233 


203 


144 


126 


287 


266 


147 


218 


1,577 


1,659 


136 


Jones 


23 


33 


31 


25 


38 


91 


81 


48 


38 


207 


211 


34 


Onslow 


275 


274 


275 


274 


509 


1,151 


808 


852 


248 


2,008 


1,857 


399 


Sampson 


148 


267 


266 


149 


63 


368 


315 


116 


160 


2,208 


2.247 


121 


District Totals 


560 


807 


775 


592 


736 


1.897 


1,470 


1,163 


664 


6,000 


5.974 


690 


District 5 


























New Hanover 


984 


1,275 


1,074 


1,185 


541 


1,277 


1,206 


612 


282 


3,569 


3,509 


342 


Pender 


65 


149 


131 


83 


37 


127 


98 


66 


63 


415 


403 


75 


District Totals 


1,049 


1,424 


1,205 


1,268 


578 


1,404 


1,304 


678 


345 


3,984 


3.912 


417 


District 6 


























Bertie 


55 


105 


90 


70 


101 


132 


94 


139 


80 


801 


827 


54 


Halifax 


112 


220 


143 


189 


204 


431 


355 


280 


212 


1,566 


1,563 


215 


Hertford 


90 


217 


235 


72 


88 


177 


186 


79 


87 


663 


630 


120 


Northampton 


50 


194 


159 


85 


53 


72 


79 


46 


142 


657 


745 


54 


District Totals 


307 


736 


627 


416 


446 


812 


714 


544 


521 


3,687 


3.765 


443 


District 7 


























Edgecombe 


259 


391 


290 


360 


143 


598 


546 


145 


179 


3,149 


3.186 


142 


Nash 


397 


413 


406 


404 


347 


630 


703 


274 


128 


2,490 


2,501 


1 17 


Wilson 


331 


520 


498 


353 


103 


403 


379 


127 


109 


2,716 


2,725 


100 


District Totals 


987 


1,324 


1,194 


1,117 


593 


1,631 


1,628 


596 


416 


8,355 


8.412 


359 



* Juvenile cases and district court hearings relating to involuntary commitmemts or re-commitments to mental hospitals are not included in 
this table; these matters were not reported to AOC by case-numbers and filing and disposition dates during 1978. Some data on these proceedings 
are available: see tables on "Juvenile Proceedings" and "Cost and Case Data on Representation of Indigents." 



95 



DISTRICT COURT CIVIL CASES PENDING, FILED AND DISPOSED OK* 
January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 







General Civil 






Domestic 


Relations 






Small Claims 






Pending 


Filed 


Disposed 


Pending 


Pending 


Filed 


Disposed 


Pending 


Pending 


Filed 


Disposed 


Pending 


District 8 


1/1/78 


1978 


of 1978 


12/31/78 


1/1/78 


1978 


of 1978 


12/31/78 


1/1/78 


1978 


of 1978 


12/31/78 


Greene 


17 


26 


24 


19 


25 


125 


112 


38 


32 


328 


343 


17 


Lenoir 


478 


676 


621 


533 


332 


724 


658 


398 


227 


2.856 


2.887 


196 


Wayne 


861 


1,140 


842 


1,159 


406 


1,056 


859 


603 


"86 


2.857 


2.795 


148 


District Totals 


1,356 


1,842 


1,487 


1,711 


763 


1,905 


1.629 


1.039 


345 


6.041 


6.025 


361 


District 9 


























Franklin 


163 


133 


137 


159 


168 


279 


283 


164 


87 


701 


729 


59 


Granville 


91 


169 


162 


98 


59 


153 


157 


55 


43 


1.280 


1.281 


42 


Person 


159 


173 


143 


189 


81 


198 


157 


122 


125 


980 


926 


179 


Vance 


279 


148 


267 


160 


223 


376 


453 


146 


65 


1.766 


1.708 


123 


Warren 


175 


116 


138 


153 


95 


161 


151 


105 


78 


485 


408 


155 


District Totals 


867 


739 


847 


759 


626 


1,167 


1.201 


592 


398 


5.212 


5.052 


558 


District 10 



























Wake 



2,517 3,981 2,984 3,514 1,395 2,339 



1.990 



1.744 



610 



8.801 



8.599 



812 



District 11 



Harnett 

Johnston 

Lee 

District Totals 


464 

394 

289 

1,147 


540 

512 

645 

1,697 


454 

380 

484 

1,318 


550 

526 

450 

1,526 


258 

289 

57 

604 


419 

806 

49 

1,274 


322 

637 

66 

1.025 


355 

458 

40 

853 


190 

251 
137 
578 


1,485 
2,097 
1.105 
4.687 


1.474 

2.068 

I.L9 

4.691 


201 

280 

93 

574 


District 12 


























Cumberland 
Hoke 

District Totals 


910 

81 

991 


1.593 

168 

1,761 


1,496 

166 

1,662 


1,007 

83 

1,090 


1,062 

24 

1,086 


2.450 

133 

2,583 


2,484 

112 

2.596 


1,028 

45 

1.073 


528 

26 

554 


6.671 

551 

7.222 


6.329 

559 

6.888 


870 

IS 

888 


District 13 


























Bladen 

Brunswick 

Columbus 

District Totals 


122 
158 

477 
757 


394 

169 

459 

1,022 


299 
139 
457 
895 


217 
188 
479 
884 


35 
132 
235 
402 


63 

234 

427 
724 


66 
144 
422 
632 


32 
222 
240 
494 


151 
159 
138 
448 


904 

451 

1.962 

3,317 


826 

373 

1 .900 

3.099 


224 
237 
20(1 
666 


District 14 



























Durham 



1,996 1,862 1,339 2,519 1,408 1,448 



1,380 



1.476 



790 11.358 9.532 2.616 



District 15 A 
Alamance 



182 



425 



390 



217 



175 



977 



981 



171 



102 



1.684 



1.68: 



104 



District 15 B 

Chatham 
Orange 

District Totals 



89 


100 


110 


79 


94 


269 


249 


114 


471 


276 


365 


382 


249 


474 


334 


389 


560 


376 


475 


461 


343 


743 


583 


503 



43 


974 


961 


56 


73 


1.016 


1.038 


151 


.!(. 


1.990 


1.999 


207 



♦Juvenile cases and district court hearings relating to involuntary commitmemts or re-commitments to mental hospitals are not included in 
this table; these matters were not reported to AOC by case-numbers and filing and disposition dates during 1978. Some data on these proceedings 
are available: see tables on "Juvenile Proceedings" and "Cost and Case Data on Representation of Indigents." 



96 



DISTRICT COURT CIVIL CASES PENDING, FILED AND DISPOSED OF* 
January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 







General Civil 






Domestii 


: Relations 






Small Claims 




District 16 


Pending 

1/1/78 


Filed 
1978 


Disposed 
of 1978 


Pending 

12/31/78 


Pending 

1/1/78 


Filed 

1978 


Disposed 
of 1978 


Pending 

12/31/78 


Pending 

1/1/78 


Filed 
1978 


Disposed 
of 1978 


Pending 

12/31/78 


Robeson 
Scotland 

District Totals 


711 
115 
826 


921 

142 

1,063 


933 

115 

1,048 


699 
142 
841 


289 
167 
456 


851 

248 

1,099 


840 

211 

1,051 


300 
204 
504 


311 

71 

382 


3,161 

998 

4,159 


3,140 

939 

4.079 


332 
130 
462 


District 17 


























Caswell 
Rockingham 
Stokes 
Surry 

District Totals 


29 
187 

57 
243 
516 


26 
334 

76 

581 

1,017 


31 
357 

78 
451 
917 


24 
164 

55 
373 
616 


52 
252 

67 
175 
546 


115 
708 
188 
374 
1,385 


75 

715 

193 

398 

1,381 


92 
245 

62 
151 
550 


52 

133 

31 

262 
478 


424 
1,909 

448 
2,410 
5,191 


410 
1.914 

438 
2,402 
5.164 


66 

128 

41 

270 
505 


District 18 


























Guilford 


3,377 


3,452 


4,434 


2,395 


1,515 


3,602 


3,758 


1,359 


898 


13,530 


1 3.458 


970 


District 19 


























Cabarrus 
Montgomery 
Randolph 
Rowan 

District Totals 


301 

48 
157 
172 
678 


648 
101 
279 
389 
1,417 


449 

58 

274 

321 

1,102 


500 
91 
162 
240 
993 


256 
142 
164 
178 
740 


727 
106 
589 
703 
2,125 


680 

91 

544 

660 

1,975 


303 

157 
209 
221 
890 


52 
210 

72 
129 
463 


1,668 

898 

1,143 

2,074 
5,783 


1,637 
1,069 
1,157 
2,025 
5,888 


83 

39 

58 

178 

358 


District 20 


























Anson 

Moore 

Richmond 

Stanly 

Union 

District Totals 


110 
209 
272 
195 
178 
964 


85 
243 
251 
238 
286 
1,103 


99 
220 
189 
248 
268 
1,024 


96 
232 
334 
185 
196 
1,043 


101 
137 
314 
135 
135 
822 


141 
332 
320 
257 
347 
1,397 


152 
309 
287 
245 
349 
1,342 


90 
160 
347 
147 
133 
877 


56 

87 

761 

72 

108 

1,084 


586 
1,579 
2,544 
1,389 
1,296 
7,394 


570 
1.509 
1.978 
1.380 
1,314 
6.751 


72 
157 

1.327 
81 
90 

1.727 


District 21 


























Forsyth 


1,269 


2,416 


2,509 


1,176 


561 


2,244 


2,219 


586 


377 


6,939 


7.106 


210 


District 22 


























Alexander 
Davidson 
Davie 
Iredell 

District Totals 


20 
173 

65 
224 
482 


58 

388 

114 

509 

1,069 


50 

353 
128 
445 
976 


28 

208 

51 

288 
575 


32 
295 

11 
191 
529 


116 

890 

67 

787 

1,860 


104 

847 

56 

771 

1,778 


44 
338 

22 
207 
611 


14 
174 

66 
188 
442 


452 
1,838 

317 
2,173 
4,780 


418 
1,792 

334 
2. 1 73 
4.717 


48 
220 

49 
188 
505 


District 23 


























Alleghany 
Ashe 
Wilkes 
Yadkin 

District Totals 


46 
47 

211 
50 

354 


77 

54 

706 

114 

951 


68 

70 

668 

100 

906 


55 
31 

249 
64 

399 


21 
32 

116 
49 

218 


72 

93 

442 

195 

802 


70 

96 

443 

195 

804 


23 
29 

115 
49 

216 


7 

33 

193 

130 

363 


117 
302 

1,233 
967 

2,619 


1 1') 

278 

1,068 

1 ,056 

2.521 


5 
57 

358 
41 

461 



♦Juvenile cases and district court hearings relating to involuntary commitmemts or re-commitments to mental hospitals are not included in 
this table; these matters were not reported to AOC by case-numbers and filing and disposition dates during 1978. Some data on these proceedings 
are available: see tables on "Juvenile Proceedings" and "Cost and Case Data on Representation of Indigents." 



97 



DISTRICT COURT CIVIL CASES PENDING, FILED AND DISPOSED OF* 
January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 







General Civil 






Domesti 


c Relations 






Small Claims 






Pending 


Filed 


Disposed 


Pending 


Pending 


Filed 


Disposed 


Pending 


Pending 


Filed 


Disposed 


Pending 


District 24 


1/1/78 


1978 


of 1978 


12/31/78 


1/1/78 


1978 


of 1978 


12/31/78 


1/1/78 


1978 


of 1978 


12/31/78 


Avery 


55 


173 


147 


81 


14 


2 


14 


2 


49 


407 


427 


29 


Madison 


22 


42 


43 


21 


28 


70 


76 


22 


10 


195 


168 


37 


Mitchell 


26 


79 


80 


25 


9 


49 


44 


14 


21 


198 


205 


14 


Watauga 


222 


246 


335 


133 


51 


145 


164 


32 


55 


369 


382 


42 


Yancey 


17 


43 


45 


15 


28 


104 


103 


29 


33 


235 


239 


29 


District Totals 


342 


583 


650 


275 


130 


370 


401 


99 


168 


1,404 


1.421 


151 


District 25 


























Burke 


203 


316 


299 


220 


117 


529 


480 


166 


198 


1,442 


1,489 


151 


Caldwell 


221 


300 


313 


208 


113 


493 


436 


170 


II! 


1,335 


1.298 


148 


Catawba 


359 


911 


727 


543 


202 


862 


797 


267 


154 


1,927 


1,881 


200 


District Totals 


783 


1,527 


1,339 


971 


432 


1,884 


1,713 


603 


463 


4,704 


4.668 


499 


District 26 



























District 27 A 

Gaston 688 550 528 710 636 1,743 1,560 819 210 3,166 2.977 399 



District 27 B 

Cleveland 
Lincoln 
District Totals 



115 


329 


248 


196 


131 


752 


719 


164 


103 


1,796 


1.749 


150 


44 


293 


242 


95 


69 


299 


291 


77 


6 


571 


550 


27 


159 


622 


490 


291 


200 


1,051 


1,010 


241 


109 


2,367 


2.299 


177 



District 28 
Buncombe 



523 



978 



884 



617 



407 



1,529 1,360 



576 



412 3.485 



3.179 



718 



District 29 

Henderson 
McDowell 
Polk 

Rutherford 
Transylvania 
District Totals 



125 

144 

17 

83 

148 

517 



251 
110 
14 
204 
129 
708 



166 
102 

18 
169 

91 
546 



210 
152 
13 
118 
186 
679 



137 
102 
50 
51 
117 
457 



533 
225 
64 
347 
197 
1,366 



477 
195 
85 
321 
140 
1,218 



193 
132 
29 
77 
174 
605 



24 
63 

22 

44 

S3 

236 



520 
443 
136 
861 
365 
2,325 



484 
457 
108 
867 
350 
2,266 



60 

44 
50 
38 
98 
295 



District 30 

Cherokee 

Clay 

Graham 

Haywood 

Jackson 

Macon 

Swain 

District Totals 



19 
3 

19 
131 

65 
101 

30 
368 



43 

13 

19 

304 

169 

72 

56 

676 



36 
8 

19 
289 
151 

76 

44 
623 



26 

8 

19 

146 
83 
97 
42 

421 



21 

7 

7 

98 

18 

33 

16 

200 



109 

27 
31 

268 
87 
94 
87 

703 



94 
24 
27 

279 
53 
79 
83 

639 



36 
10 
11 
87 
52 
48 
20 
264 



49 
10 
17 
56 
71 
39 
13 
255 



255 
57 
102 
998 
377 
287 
155 
.231 



240 

52 

97 

958 

348 

288 

161 

.144 



64 
15 

22 
96 

100 

1 8 

7 

342 



STATE TOTALS 33,551 43,197 39,796 36,952 20,646 49,311 45,913 24,044 18,161 171.612 169.275 20.498 

"Juvenile cases and district court hearings relating to involuntary commitmemts or re-commitments to mental hospitals are not included in 
this table; these matters were not reported to AOC by case-numbers and filing and disposition dates during 1978. Some data on these proceedings 
are available: see tables on "Juvenile Proceedings 'and "Cost and Case Data on Representation of Indigents." 



98 



DISTRICT COURT CIVIL CASE DISPOSITIONS, BY MANNER OF DISPOSITION* 



January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



District I 

Camden 
Chowan 
Currituck 
Dare 
Gates 

Pasquotank 
Perquimans 
District Totals 



General Civi 



Domestic Relations 



Small Claims 



By By By By By By By By 

Jury Judge Clerk Other Jury Judge Clerk Other Magistrate Clerk Other sitions 12/31/78 Cases 



1 

67 

23 

30 

7 

21 

9 

158 



Increase/ 
Total Total Decrease 

Dispo- Pending in Pending 



2 
21 
16 
13 
II 
70 

6 
139 



10 
40 
27 
30 
24 
83 
5 
219 



11 
17 
48 
83 
23 

209 
25 

416 



7 



6 

10 

5 

35 

5 

68 



145 
498 
210 
193 
234 
862 
160 
2,302 



6 



3 

6 

125 

18 

44 

202 



184 
644 
333 
366 
429 

1,299 
255 

3,510 



17 
128 
118 
209 

62 
218 

39 
791 



+ 2 
+33 
+43 
- 4 
-23 
+ 6 
+49 



District 2 

Beaufort 
Hyde 
Martin 
Tyrrell 
Washington 
District Totals 



56 
16 
32 
9 
15 
128 



61 
3 

41 
2 

36 
143 



44 
5 

19 
3 

28 

99 



371 
13 

321 
13 

149 

867 



6 

6 
3 
6 
21 



11 

4 

18 

5 

17 
55 



1,432 
111 

1,084 

55 

792 

3,474 



23 

2 



25 



107 
1 
2 

14 
1 

125 



2,114 
153 

1,525 
105 

1,044 

4,941 



290 
32 

418 
39 

142 

921 



-14 

+ 9 
+ 12 
+ 10 
+ 17 



District 3 

Carteret 
Craven 
Pamlico 
Pitt 
District Totals 



59 
159 

10 
125 
353 



49 

297 

5 

205 

556 



55 
230 

25 
256 
556 



229 

644 

42 

552 

1,467 




9 

7 
16 



24 

129 

7 

161 

321 



312 
1,519 

214 
2,018 
4,063 



444 

20 

I 

429 

894 



1,172 
3,019 
304 
3,759 
8,254 



508 

848 

76 

1 ,398 

2,830 



+ 112 
-95 
-16 
+ 6 
+ 7 



District 4 

Duplin 
Jones 
Onslow 
Sampson 

District Totals 



64 

21 

117 

126 

328 



69 

2 

77 

67 

215 



67 

7 

79 

71 

224 



230 

69 

700 

269 

1,268 



4 
1 

19 
6 

30 



31 
11 
89 
40 
171 



1,576 
206 
1,857 
2,189 
5,828 



83 
5 


58 
146 



2,128 
323 
2,940 
2,828 
8,219 



427 
107 

1.525 
386 

2,445 



-31 
+ 8 

+493 
+ 15 

+485 



District 5 

New Hanover 
Pender 
District Totals 



16 

1 

17 



388 

50 

438 



388 

55 

443 



282 

25 

307 



2 1,044 24 
92 1 

2 1,136 25 



136 

5 

141 



3,506 

403 

3,909 



3 



3 



5,789 

632 

6,421 



2.139 

224 

2,363 



+ 332 

+59 

+391 



District 6 

Bertie 
Halifax 
Hertford 
Northampton 
District Totals 



38 
33 
24 
90 
185 



24 
71 

157 
33 

285 



27 
38 
53 
36 
154 



66 
282 
120 

18 
486 



1 

4 

7 

1 

13 



26 
69 
59 
60 
214 



826 
780 
625 

743 

2,974 



I 

23 





24 





760 

5 

2 
767 



1,011 
2,061 
1,051 
983 
5,106 



263 
684 
271 
185 
1,403 



+ 27 

+ 156 

+ 6 

-60 

+129 



District 7 

Edgecombe 
Nash 
Wilson 
District Totals 



86 
118 
245 
449 



133 
146 
138 
417 



69 
140 
111 
320 



300 

617 

344 

1,261 





10 

2 

12 



246 
76 
33 

355 



3,185 
2,501 
2,695 
8,381 






10 

II) 



I 



20 
21 



4,022 

3,610 

3,602 

11,234 



697 

795 

580 

2,072 



+ 116 
-77 
+37 
+76 



*Juvenile cases and district court hearings relating to involuntary commitments or re-commitments to mental hospitals are not included in 
this table; these matters were not reported to AOC by case-numbers and filing and disposition dates during 1978. Some data on these proceedings 
are available: see tables on "Juvenile Proceedings" and "Cost and Case Data on Representation of Indigents." 



99 



DISTRICT COURT CIVIL CASE DISPOSITIONS, BY MANNER OF DISPOSITION* 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 







General Civil 






Domestic Relati 


ons 


Small Claims 


Total 
Dispo- 
sitions 


Total 
Pending 

12/31/71 


Increase/ 
Decrease 


District 8 


By 

Jury 


By 

Judge 


By 

Clerk 


Other 


By 

Jury 


By 

Judge 


By 

Clerk 


Other 


By 

Magistrate 


By 

Clerk 


Other 


in Pending 
$ Cases 


Greene 
Lenoir 
Wayne 

District Totals 




5 

10 

15 


14 
304 
123 
441 



173 
368 
541 


10 
139 
341 
490 



! 


1 


109 

605 

736 

1,450 




8 

5 

13 


3 

44 

118 

165 


334 
2,880 
2,791 
6,005 







1) 


9 

7 

4 

21) 


479 
4,166 
4,496 
9,141 


74 
1,127 
1,910 
3,111 




+90 
+557 
+647 


District 9 






























Franklin 
Granville 
Person 
Vance 
Warren 
District Totals 





2 



2 


40 
57 
49 
95 
94 
335 


34 
66 
39 
46 
16 
201 


63 
39 
53 

126 
28 

309 


2 

1 



3 


257 
116 
133 
364 
132 
1,002 


1 
3 

3 
1 



8 


23 
38 
20 
88 
19 
188 


723 
1,271 

896 
1,706 

394 
4,990 




10 

14 





24 


6 



16 

2 
14 
38 


1,149 

1,600 
1,226 
2,428 
697 
7,100 


382 
195 
490 
429 
413 
1,909 


-36 
+ 2 
+ 125 
-138 
+65 
+18 


District 10 






























Wake 


22 


1,061 


1,121 


780 


4 


1,842 


23 


121 


6,879 


1 1 


1,719 


13,573 


6,070 


+1,548 


District 11 






























Harnett 
Johnston 
Lee 
District Totals 


5 
4 
1 


80 

97 

256 

433 


126 
167 
100 
393 


243 
112 
127 
482 


1 
1 


2 


278 

505 

13 

796 


3 

6 


9 


40 
125 

53 
218 


1,462 
2,068 
1,138 
4,668 


4 



6 

Ml 


8 



5 

13 


2,250 
3.085 
1,699 
7,034 


1.106 

1,264 

583 

2,953 


+ 194 
+330 
+ 100 
+624 


District 12 






























Cumberland 
Hoke 

District Totals 


9 

9 


453 

26 

479 


558 

56 

614 


476 

84 

560 


1 



1 


1,799 

43 

1,842 


113 

3 

116 


571 

66 

637 


4,955 

558 

5,513 


977 


977 


397 

1 

398 


10,309 

837 

11,146 


2.905 

146 

3,051 


+405 

+ 15 

+420 


District 13 






























Bladen 

Brunswick 

Columbus 

District Totals 



5 

15 
20 


129 

35 

107 

271 


98 

27 

148 

273 


72 

72 

187 

331 









57 
119 
366 
542 


4 
1 
I 
6 


5 
24 
55 

84 


814 

335 

1,898 

3,047 


10 



III 


2 
38 

2 
42 


1,191 

656 

2,779 

4,626 


478 

647 

919 

2,044 


+ 178 

+ 198 

+69 

+437 


District 14 






























Durham 


6 


382 


495 


456 





1,163 


15 


202 


9,531 


1) 


1 


12,251 


6,611 


+2,417 


District 15 A 






























Alamance 


3 


145 


94 


148 


2 


778 


24 


177 


1,387 


7 


288 


3,053 


492 


+33 


District 15 B 






























Chatham 
Orange 

District Totals 


3 

2 
5 


31 
117 
148 


40 
155 
195 


36 

91 

127 







231 
313 
544 


2 
2 
4 


16 
19 

35 


961 
1,035 
1,996 





II 




3 
3 


1,320 

1,737 
3,057 


249 

922 

1,171 


+23 
+29 
+52 



♦Juvenile cases and district court hearings relating to involuntary commitments or re-commitments to mental hospitals are not included in 
this table; these matters were not reported to AOC by case-numbers and filing and disposition dates during 1978. Some data on these proceedings 
are available: see tables on "Juvenile Proceedings" and "Cost and Case Data on Representation of Indigents." 



100 



DISTRICT COURT CIVIL CASE DISPOSITIONS, BY MANNER 01 DISPOSITION* 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 







General Civil 






Domestic 


Relati 


uns 


Small Clai 


ms 


Total 
Dispo- 
sitions 


Total 
Pending 

12/31/78 


Increase/ 
Decrease 


District 16 


By 

Jury 


By 
Judge 


By 

Clerk 


Other 


By 

Jury 


By 

Judge 


By 

Clerk 


Other 


By 

Magistrate 


By 

Clerk 


Other 


in Pending 
Cases 


Robeson 
Scotland 

District Totals 


6 


6 


365 

21 

386 


375 

70 

445 


187 

24 

211 


10 



10 


760 
188 
948 


4 
1 

5 


66 

22 
88 


3,110 

900 

4,010 


2 
II 
2 


28 
39 
67 


4,913 
1,265 

6,178 


1,331 

476 
1,807 


+20 
+ 123 
+143 


District 17 






























Caswell 
Rockingham 
Stokes 
Surry 

District Totals 


1 

3 
1 

12 

17 


10 

78 

22 

64 

174 


15 
182 

20 
237 
454 


5 

94 

35 

138 

272 


1 

3 


3 
7 


63 

652 

148 

291 

1,154 


6 
3 

2 
11 


5 

57 

45 

102 

209 


386 
1,914 

438 
2,074 
4,812 










24 





328 

352 


516 
2,986 

709 
3,251 
7,462 


182 
537 
158 
794 
1,671 


+49 

-35 

+ 3 

+ 114 

+ 131 


District 18 






























Guilford 


9 


1,305 


1,489 


1,631 


(ID 


3,460 


9 


289 


13,441 


2 


15 


21,650 


4,724 


-1,066 


District 19 






























Cabarrus 
Montgomery 
Randolph 
Rowan 
District Totals 


4 


4 
8 


94 

20 

66 

119 

299 


219 
16 
144 
115 
494 


132 
22 
64 
83 

301 


i) 







608 

53 

497 

581 

1,739 


4 
7 

5 
6 

22 


68 
31 
42 
73 
214 


1,100 
1,069 
1,150 
1,970 
5,289 





I 
24 

25 


537 



ft 

31 

574 


2,766 
1,218 
1,975 
3,006 
8,965 


886 
287 
429 
639 
2,241 


+277 
-113 
+36 
+ 160 
+360 


District 20 






























Anson 
Moore 
Richmond 
Stanly 
Union 
District Totals 


1 

4 
3 
1 

1! 
20 


39 

59 
64 
45 
70 
277 


17 
83 
75 

120 
69 

364 


42 
74 
47 
82 
118 
363 









1 
1 


96 
268 
260 
215 
301 
1,140 


1 

3 
3 
2 

4 
S3 


55 
38 
24 
28 
43 
188 


547 
1,412 
1,953 
1,370 
1,100 
6,382 


20 

90 







110 


3 

7 

25 

10 

214 

259 


821 
2,038 
2,454 
1,873 
1,931 
9,117 


258 
549 

2,008 
413 
419 

3,647 


- 9 

+ 116 

+661 

+ 11 

_ 2 

+777 


District 21 






























Forsyth 


13 


718 


849 


929 


4 


1,803 


17 


395 


7,005 


2 


99 


11,834 


1,972 


-235 


District 22 






























Alexander 
Davidson 
Davie 
Iredell 
District Totals 


t 

3 

12 
23 


15 
73 
72 
84 
244 


19 
124 

24 
159 
326 


16 

148 

29 

190 

383 







1 
1 


99 
785 

38 

625 

1,547 


1 

K) 

1 

9 
21 


4 

52 

17 

136 

209 


418 

1,788 

318 

2,151 

4,675 





I) 
4 
4 




4 
16 
18 
38 


572 
2,992 

518 
3,389 

7,471 


120 
766 
122 
683 
1,691 


+54 

+ 124 

-20 

+80 

+238 


District 23 






























Alleghany 
Ashe 
Wilkes 
Yadkin 

District Totals 


7 

1 

11 

5 
24 


23 
21 

135 
26 

205 


12 
21 

306 
37 

376 


26 
27 

216 
32 

301 


1 



1 


2 


50 

75 

378 

158 

661 






21 



2! 


19 
21 
43 
37 
120 


117 

220 

769 

1,051 

2,157 



2 

1 
3 


2 

56 

299 

4 
361 


257 

444 

2,179 

1,351 

4,231 


83 

117 

722 

154 

1,076 


+ 9 
+ 5 

+202 
-75 

+141 



♦Juvenile cases and district court hearings relating to involuntary commitments or re-commitments to mental hospitals are not included in 
this table; these matters were not reported to AOC by case-numbers and filing and disposition dates during 1978. Some data on these proceedings 
are available: see tables on "Juvenile Proceedings ' and "Cost and Case Data on Representation of Indigents." 



101 



DISTRICT COURT CIVIL CASE DISPOSITIONS, BY MANNER OF DISPOSITION* 



January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



District 24 

Avery 

Madison 

Mitchell 

Watauga 

Yancey 

District Totals 



General Civil 



By By 
Jury Judge 



57 
29 
30 

174 
13 

303 



36 

1 

12 

HI 

5 

135 



Domestic Relations 



Small Claims 



By By By By By By 

Clerk Other Jury Judge Clerk Other Magistrate Clerk Other sitions 12/31/78 Cases 



Increase/ 
Total Total Decrease 
Dispo- Pending in Pending 



53 
11 
36 
HO 
26 
206 




14 
34 

152 
60 

310 



14 

12 

H 

10 

43 
87 



426 
168 
201 
367 
238 
1,400 



1 


4 

15 
1 

21 



588 
287 
329 
881 
387 
2,472 



112 
80 
53 

207 
73 

525 



6 
+20 

- 3 
-121 

- 5 
■115 



District 25 

Burke 

Caldwell 

Catawba 

District Totals 



5 

3 

4 

12 



85 

98 

199 

382 



99 
119 
320 
538 



110 

93 

204 

407 



444 

379 

692 

1,515 



1 

7 

7 

15 



34 

50 

98 

182 



1,471 
1,278 
1,840 
4,589 



15 
20 
41 
76 



2,268 
2,047 
3,405 

7,720 



537 

526 

1,010 

2,073 



+ 19 

+81 

+295 

+395 



District 26 
Mecklenburg 



6 1,410 1,598 1,231 2 3,053 16 265 19,716 167 31 27,495 12,676 -760 



District 27 A 
Gaston 



198 



134 



186 



3 1,354 14 



189 



2,951 



26 



5,065 1,928 +394 



District 27 B 



Cleveland 





107 


41 


100 





681 


2 


36 


1,716 





33 


2,716 


510 


+ 161 


Lincoln 


8 


41 


120 


73 





266 


1 


24 


542 





8 


1,083 


199 


+80 


District Totals 


8 


148 


161 


173 





947 


3 


60 


2,258 


II 


41 


3,799 


709 


+241 


District 28 






























Buncombe 


17 


413 


225 


229 


5 


1,216 


6 


133 


3,174 





5 


5,423 


1,911 


+569 


District 29 






























Henderson 


2 


77 


36 


51 





388 


9 


80 


482 





2 


1,127 


463 


+ 177 


McDowell 





37 


43 


22 





166 


11 


18 


447 


3 


7 


754 


333 


+24 


Polk 





5 


2 


11 





56 


1 


28 


104 


2 


2 


211 


92 


+ 3 


Rutherford 





95 


45 


29 





312 





9 


864 


1 


2 


1,357 


233 


+55 


Transylvania 


1 


36 


32 


22 





128 


2 


10 


349 





1 


581 


458 


+ 110 


District Totals 


3 


250 


158 


135 





1,050 


23 


145 


2,246 


6 


14 


4,030 


1,579 


+369 


District 30 






























Cherokee 





3 


1 


32 


1 


63 





30 


229 


7 


4 


370 


126 


+37 


Clay 





1 


6 


1 





22 





2 


49 


2 


1 


84 


33 


+ 13 


Graham 





12 


5 


2 





23 


2 


2 


81 


11 


5 


143 


52 


+ 9 


Haywood 


1 


126 


70 


92 





251 


7 


21 


947 


2 


9 


1,526 


329 


+44 


Jackson 


4 


96 


18 


33 





41 


1 


11 


348 








552 


235 


+81 


Macon 





21 


13 


42 





68 





11 


286 





2 


443 


183 


+ 10 


Swain 





20 


8 


16 





67 





16 


161 








288 


69 


+ 10 


District Totals 


5 


279 


121 


218 


1 


535 


10 


93 


2,101 


22 


21 


3,406 


1,027 


+204 



STATE TOTALS 331 12,725 13,992 12,748 59 39,292 544 6,018 161,153 1,442 6,680 254,984 81,494 +9,136 

♦Juvenile cases and district court hearings relating to involuntary commitments or re-commitments to mental hospitals are not included in 
this table; these matters were not reported to AOC by case-numbers and filing and disposition dates during 1978. Some data on these proceedings 
are available: see tables on "Juvenile Proceedings" and "Cost and Case Data on Representation of Indigents." 



102 



RATIOS OF DISTRICT COURT CIVIL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL CASELOAD, AND RATIOS 
OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1978 TO CASES DISPOSED OF 1)1 RINC 1978* 









%of 


Total Cases 




%of 


County 




Total 


Total 


Dispositions 


Pending 


Total 


Pending Cases 


Ranking 


District 1 


Caseload 


Dispositions 


to Caseload 


12/31/78 


Dispositions 


to Dispositions 


on Ratios 


Camden 


201 


184 


91.5% 


17 


184 


9.2% 


1 


Chowan 


772 


644 


83.4% 


128 


644 


19.9%, 


26 


Currituck 


451 


333 


73.8% 


118 


333 


35.4% 


71 


Dare 


575 


366 


63.7% 


209 


366 


57.1% 


96 


Gates 


491 


429 


87.4% 


62 


429 


14.5% 


7 


Pasquotank 


1,517 


1,299 


85.6% 


218 


1,299 


16.8%, 


14 


Perquimans 


294 


255 


86.7% 


39 


255 


15.3% 


8 


District Totals 


4,301 


3,510 


81.6% 


791 


3.510 


22.5% 




District 2 
















Beaufort 


2,404 


2,114 


87.9% 


290 


2,114 


13.7% 


6 


Hyde 


185 


153 


82.7% 


32 


153 


20.9%, 


29 


Martin 


1,943 


1,525 


78.5% 


418 


1,525 


27.4% 


S4 


Tyrrell 


144 


105 


72.9% 


39 


105 


37.1% 


7S 


Washington 


1,186 


1,044 


8x.(.k; 


142 


1,044 


13.6%, 


4 


District Totals 


5,862 


4,941 


84.3% 


921 


4,941 


18.6%, 




District 3 
















Carteret 


1,680 


1,172 


69.8% 


508 


1,172 


43.3% 


X7 


Craven 


3,867 


3,019 


78.1% 


848 


3,019 


28.1%, 


56 


Pamlico 


380 


304 


80.0% 


76 


304 


25.0%, 


45 


Pitt 


5,157 


3,759 


72.9% 


1,398 


3,759 


37.2% 


76 


District Totals 


11,084 


8,254 


74.5% 


2,830 


8,254 


34.3% 




District 4 
















Duplin 


2,555 


2,128 


83.3% 


427 


2,128 


20.1% 


27 


Jones 


430 


323 


75.1% 


107 


323 


33.1% 


M 


Onslow 


4,465 


2,940 


65.8% 


1,525 


2,940 


51.9% 


93 


Sampson 


3,214 


2,828 


88.0% 


386 


2,828 


13.6% 


5 


District Totals 


10,664 


8,219 


77.1% 


2,445 


8,219 


29.7% 




District 5 
















New Hanover 


7,928 


5,789 


73.0% 


2,139 


5,789 


36.9% 


74 


Pender 


856 


632 


73.8% 


224 


632 


35.4%, 


72 


District Totals 


8,784 


6,421 


73.1% 


2,363 


6,421 


36.8%, 




District 6 
















Bertie 


1,274 


1,011 


79.4% 


263 


1,011 


26.0% 


49 


Halifax 


2,745 


2,061 


75.1% 


684 


2,061 


33.2% 


65 


Hertford 


1,322 


1,051 


79.5% 


271 


1,051 


25.8% 


48 


Northampton 


1,168 


983 


84.2% 


185 


983 


18.8%, 


22 


District Totals 


6,509 


5,106 


78.4% 


1,403 


5,106 


27.5% 




District 7 
















Edgecombe 


4,719 


4,022 


85.2% 


697 


4,022 


17.3% 


16 


Nash 


4,405 


3,610 


82.0% 


795 


3,610 


22.0% 


36 


Wilson 


4,182 


3,602 


86.1% 


580 


3,602 


16.1% 


10 


District Totals 


13,306 


11,234 


84.4% 


2,072 


11,234 


18.4% 





♦Total caseload, reported in the first column, is the number of cases pending January 1, 1978, plus the number filed during 1978. 
The county ranking, reported in the last column, is for both ratios reported in this table, and each county's rank is the same for both ratios. The county 
ranked "1" had the highest percentage of cases disposed to total caseload and the lowest percentage of pending cases to dispositions during 1978. 
Juvenile cases and district court hearings relating to involuntary commitments or re-commitments to mental hospitals are not included in 
this table; these matters were not reported to AOC by case-numbers and filing and disposition dates during 1978. Some data on these proceedings 
are available: see tables on "Juvenile Proceeding" and "Cost and Case Data on Representation of Indigents." 

103 



RATIOS OF DISTRICT COURT CIVIL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL CASELOAD. AND RATIOS 
OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1978 TO CASES DISPOSED OF DCRINC. 1978* 



District 8 


Total 
Caseload 


Total 
Dispositions 


%of 
Dispositions 
to Caseload 


Total Cases 
Pending 

12/31/78 


Total 
Dispositions 


% of 
Pending Cases 
to Dispositions 


County 
Ranking 
on Ratios 


Greene 
Lenoir 
Wayne 

District Totals 


553 

5,293 

6,406 

12,252 


479 
4,166 
4,496 
9,141 


86.6% 

78.7% 
70.2% 
74.6% 


74 
1,127 
1,910 
3,111 


479 
4,166 
4,496 
9,141 


15.4% 

27.1% 
42.5%. 
34.0%. 


9 

52 
85 


District 9 
















Franklin 

Granville 

Person 

Vance 

Warren 

District Totals 


1,531 
1,795 
1,716 
2,857 
1,110 
9,009 


1,149 
1,600 
1,226 
2,428 
697 
7,100 


75.0% 
89.1% 
71.4% 
85.0% 
62.8% 
78.8% 


382 
195 
490 
429 
413 
1,909 


1,149 
1,600 
1,226 
2,428 
697 
7,100 


33.2% 
12.2% 
40.0% 
17.7% 
59.3% 
26.9% 


66 

3 

SI) 
IS 

97 


District 10 
















Wake 


19,643 


13,573 


69.1% 


6,070 


13,573 


44.7% 


MO 


District 11 
















Harnett 

Johnston 

Lee 

District Totals 


3,356 
4,349 
2,282 
9,987 


2,250 
3,085 
1,699 
7,034 


67.0% 

70.9% 
74.5% 
70.4% 


1,106 

1,264 

583 

2,953 


2,250 
3,085 
1.699 
7,034 


49.2% 
41.0% 
34.3% 
42.0%, 


92 

82 
68 


District 12 
















Cumberland 
Hoke 
District Totals 


13,214 

983 

14,197 


10,309 

837 

11,146 


78.0% 
85.1% 
78.5% 


2,905 

146 

3,051 


10,309 

837 

11,146 


28.2% 
17.4% 
27.4%. 


57 
17 


District 13 
















Bladen 

Brunswick 

Columbus 

District Totals 


1,669 
1,303 
3,698 
6,670 


1,191 

656 

2,779 

4,626 


71.4% 
50.3% 
75.1% 
69.4% 


478 

647 

919 

2,044 


1,191 

656 

2,779 

4,626 


40.1% 

98.6%. 
33.1% 
44.2% 


SI 

100 
62 


District 14 
















Durham 


18,862 


12,251 


65.0% 


6,611 


12,251 


54.0% 


MS 


District 15 A 
















Alamance 


3,545 


3,053 


86.1% 


492 


3,053 


16.1% 


12 


District 15 B 
















Chatham 
Orange 

District Totals 


1,569 
2,659 
4,228 


1,320 
1,737 
3,057 


84.1% 

65.3% 
72.3% 


249 

922 

1,171 


1,320 

1,737 
3,057 


18.9% 

53.1% 
38.3% 


24 
94 



*Total caseload, reported in the first column, is the number of cases pending January 1, 1978. plus the number filed during 1978. 
The county ranking, reported in the last column, is for both ratios reported in this table, and each county's rank is the same for both ratios. The county 
ranked "I" had the highest percentage of cases disposed to total caseload and the lowest percentage of pending cases to dispositions during 1978. 
Juvenile cases and district court hearings relating to involuntary commitments or re-commitments to mental hospitals are not included in 
this table; these matters were not reported to AOC by case-numbers and filing and disposition dates during 1978. Some data on these proceedings 
are available: see tables on "Juvenile Proceeding" and "Cost and Case Data on Representation of Indigents." 



104 



RATIOS OF DISTRICT COURT CIVIL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL ( ASELOAD, AND RATIOS 
OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1978 TO CASES DISPOSED OF DURING 1978* 



District 16 


Total 
Caseload 


Total 
Dispositions 


%of 
Dispositions 
to Caseload 


Total Cases 
Pending 

12/31/78 


Total 
Dispositions 


% of 
Pending Cases 
to Dispositions 


County 
Ranking 
on Ratios 


Robeson 
Scotland 

District Totals 


6,244 
1,741 
7,985 


4,913 
1,265 
6,178 


78.7% 
72.7% 
77.4% 


1,331 

476 

1,807 


4,913 
1,265 
6,178 


27.1% 
37.6%, 
29.2%, 


53 

77 


District 17 
















Caswell 
Rockingham 
Stokes 
Surry 

District Totals 


698 
3,523 

867 
4,045 
9,133 


516 
2,986 

709 
3,251 
7,462 


73.9% 
84.8% 
81.8% 
80.4% 
81.7% 


182 
537 
158 
794 
1,671 


516 
2,986 

709 
3,251 
7,462 


35.3% 
18.0%, 
22.3% 
24.4%, 
22.4%, 


70 
1') 
38 
44 


District 18 
















Guilford 


26,374 


21,650 


82.1% 


4,724 


21,650 


21.8% 


35 


District 19 
















Cabarrus 
Montgomery 
Randolph 
Rowan 

District Totals 


3,652 
1,505 
2,404 
3,645 
11,206 


2,766 
1,218 
1,975 
3,006 
8,965 


75.7% 
80.9% 
82.2% 
82.5% 
80.0% 


886 
287 
429 
639 
2,241 


2,766 
1,218 
1,975 
3,006 
8,965 


32.0% 
23.6% 
21.7% 
21.3% 
25.0% 


60 

41 
54 
31 


District 20 
















Anson 

Moore 

Richmond 

Stanly 

Union 

District Totals 


1,079 
2,587 
4,462 
2,286 
2,350 
12,764 


821 
2,038 
2,454 
1,873 
1,931 
9,117 


76.1% 

78.8% 
55.0% 
81.9% 
82.2% 
71.4% 


258 
549 

2,008 
413 
419 

3,647 


821 
2,038 
2,454 
1,873 
1,931 
9,117 


31.4% 

26.9%. 
81.8%, 
22.1% 
21.7% 
40.0% 


59 

51 
99 

37 
33 


District 21 
















Forsyth 


13,806 


11,834 


85.7% 


1,972 


11,834 


16.7% 


13 


District 22 
















Alexander 
Davidson 
Davie 
Iredell 
District Totals 


692 
3,758 

640 
4,072 
9,162 


572 
2,992 

518 
3,389 
7,471 


82.7% 

79.6% 
80.9% 

83.2% 
81.5% 


120 
766 
122 
683 
1,691 


572 
2,992 

518 
3,389 
7,471 


21.0%, 

25.6%, 
23.6%, 
20.2%, 
22.6% 


30 
46 

40 
28 


District 23 
















Alleghany 
Ashe 
Wilkes 
Yadkin 

District Totals 


340 

561 

2,901 

1,505 

5,307 


257 

444 

2,179 

1,351 

4,231 


75.6% 

79.1% 
75.1% 
89.8% 
79.7% 


S3 

117 

722 

154 

1,076 


257 

444 

2,179 

1,351 

4,231 


32.3% 
26.4% 
33.1% 
11.4% 

25.4% 


(.1 

so 

64 

2 



*Total caseload, reported in the first column, is the number of cases pending January 1, 1978, plus the number filed during 1978. 
The county ranking, reported in the last column, is for both ratios reported in this table, and each county's rank is the same for both ratios. The county 
ranked "1" had the highest percentage of cases disposed to total caseload and the lowest percentage of pending cases to dispositions during 1978. 
Juvenile cases and district court hearings relating to involuntary commitments or re-commitments to mental hospitals are not included in 
this table; these matters were not reported to AOC by case-numbers and filing and disposition dates during 1978. Some data on these proceedings 
are available: see tables on "Juvenile Proceeding" and "Cost and Case Data on Representation of Indigents." 



105 



RATIOS OF DISTRICT COURT CIVIL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL CASELOAD. AND RATIOS 
OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1978 TO CASES DISPOSED OF DURING 1978* 



District 24 


Total 
Caseload 


Total 
Dispositions 


%of 
Dispositions 
to Caseload 


Total Cases 
Pending 

12/31/78 


Total 
Dispositions 


%of 
Pending Cases 
to Dispositions 


County 
Ranking 
on Ratios 


Avery 

Madison 

Mitchell 

Watauga 

Yancy 

District Totals 


700 
367 
382 

1,088 
460 

2,997 


588 
287 
329 
881 
387 
2,472 


84.0% 
78.2% 
86.1% 
81.0% 
84.1% 
82.5% 


112 
80 
53 

207 

73 

525 


588 
287 
329 
881 
387 
2,472 


19.0% 

27.9% 
16.1% 

23.5% 
18.9%, 
21.2% 


2? 
55 
1 1 
39 
23 


District 25 
















Burke 

Caldwell 

Catawba 

District Totals 


2,805 
2,573 
4,415 
9,793 


2,268 
2,047 
3,405 
7,720 


80.9% 

79.6% 
77.1% 
78.8% 


537 

526 

1,010 

2,073 


2,268 
2,047 
3,405 
7,720 


23.7% 
25.7% 
29.7% 
26.9% 


42 
4^ 
58 


District 26 
















Mecklenburg 


40,171 


27,495 


68.4% 


12,676 


27,495 


46.1% 


91 


District 27 A 
















Gaston 


6,993 


5,065 


72.4% 


1,928 


5,065 


38.1% 


78 


District 27 B 
















Cleveland 
Lincoln 
District Totals 


3,226 
1,282 
4,508 


2,716 
1,083 
3,799 


84.2% 
84.5% 
84.3% 


510 
199 
709 


1,716 
1,083 
3,799 


18.8% 
18.4% 
18.7% 


21 
2d 


District 28 






■■ 










Buncombe 


7,334 


5,423 


73.9% 


1,911 


5,423 


35.2% 


69 


District 29 
















Henderson 
McDowell 
Polk 

Rutherford 
Transylvania 
District Totals 


1,590 
1,087 
303 
1,590 
1,039 
5,609 


1,127 
754 
211 

1,357 
581 

4,030 


70.9% 
69.4% 
69.6% 
85.3% 
55.9% 
71.8% 


463 
333 
92 
233 
458 
1,579 


1,127 
754 
211 

1,357 
581 

4,030 


41.1% 

44.2% 
43.6%, 
17.2% 
78.8% 
39.2% 


S3 
89 
88 
15 
98 


District 30 
















Cherokee 

Clay 

Graham 

Haywood 

Jackson 

Macon 

Swain 

District Totals 


496 
117 
195 

1,855 
787 
626 
357 

4,433 


370 

84 

143 

1,526 
552 
443 
288 

3,406 


74.6% 
71.8% 
73.3% 
82.3% 
70.1% 
70.8% 
80.7% 
76.8% 


126 

33 

52 

329 

235 

183 

69 

1,027 


370 

84 

143 

1,526 
552 
443 
288 

3,406 


34.1% 

39.3%. 
36.4%, 
21.6%, 
42.6% 
41.3% 
24.0% 
30.2% 


67 
79 
73 
32 
86 
84 
43 



STATE TOTALS 



336,478 



254,984 



75.8% 



81,494 



254,984 



32.0% 



"Total caseload, reported in the first column, is the number of cases pending January 1, 1978, plus the number filed during 1978. 
The county ranking, reported in the last column, is for both ratios reported in this table, and each county's rank is the same for both ratios. The county 
ranked "1" had the highest percentage of cases disposed to total caseload and the lowest percentage of pending cases to dispositions during 1978. 
Juvenile cases and district court hearings relating to involuntary commitments or re-commitments to mental hospitals are not included in 
this table; these matters were not reported to AOC by case-numbers and filing and disposition dates during 1978. Some data on these proceedings 
are available: see tables on "Juvenile Proceeding" and "Cost and Case Data on Representation of Indigents." 



106 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF DISTRICT COURT CIVIL CASES* 



January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



District I 



Duplin 
% of Total 

Jones 

% of Total 
Onslow 

% of Total 
Sampson 

% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



Total 
Disposed 



Less Than 
30 Days 



30-90 
Days 



91-180 
Days 



181 Days 
To 1 Yr. 



1 Year 
To 2 Yrs. 



2 Years 
To 4 Yrs. 



Greater 
Than 4 Yrs. 



2,128 
323 
2,940 
2,828 
8,219 



985 
46.3% 

233 

72.1% 

1,364 
46.4% 

1,787 
63.2% 

4,369 

53.2% 



665 

31.3% 

51 

15.8% 

937 
31.9% 

651 

23.0% 

2,304 

28.0% 



230 
10.8% 

13 
4.0% 

245 

8.3% 

262 
9.3% 

750 

9.1% 



200 
9.4% 

11 

3.4% 

232 

7.9% 

60 

2.1% 

503 

6.1% 



31 

1.5% 

9 

2.8% 

98 

3.3% 

44 
1.6% 

182 

2.2% 



12 
0.6% 

4 
1.2% 

63 

2.1% 

24 
0.8% 

103 

1.3% 



5 
0.2% 

2 
0.6%, 

1 



8 

0.1% 



Average 

Time 
(In Days) 



Camden 
% of Total 


184 


128 
69.6% 


42 

22.8% 


4 

2.2% 


6 

3.3% 


2 
1.1% 


2 
1.1% 




49.1 


Chowan 
% of Total 


644 


367 
57.0% 


193 

30.0% 


26 
4.0% 


27 
4.2% 


25 
3.9% 


6 
0.9% 




68.5 


Currituck 
% of Total 


333 


133 

39.9% 


115 

34.5% 


29 

8.7% 


32 
9.6% 


17 
5.1% 


7 
2.1% 




105.2 


Dare 

% of Total 


366 


165 

45.1% 


83 
22.7% 


51 

13.9% 


27 
7.4% 


20 

5.5% 


18 

4.9% 


2 
0.5% 


144.9 


Gates 

% of Total 


429 


257 
59.9% 


120 

28.0% 


20 

4.7% 


16 

3.7% 


12 

2.8% 


2 
0.5% 


2 
0.5% 


65.2 


Pasquotank 
% of Total 


1,299 


850 

65.4% 


233 
17.9% 


46 

3.5% 


87 

6.7% 


32 
2.5% 


48 

3.7% 


3 
0.2% 


95.1 


Perquimans 
% of Total 


255 


189 

74.1% 


44 
17.3% 


7 
2.7% 


8 

3.1% 


2 
0.8% 


5 
2.0% 




56.4 


District Totals 
% of Total 


3,510 


2,089 

59.5% 


830 

23.6% 


183 

5.2% 


203 

5.8% 


110 

3.1% 


88 

2.5% 


7 
0.2% 


87.5 


District 2 




















Beaufort 
% of Total 


2,114 


1,559 

73.7% 


228 
10.8% 


136 
6.4% 


66 

3.1% 


53 

2.5% 


58 
2.7% 


14 

0.7%, 


84.2 


Hyde 
% of Total 


153 


108 

70.6% 


29 
19.0% 


4 

2.6% 


9 

5.9% 


3 
2.0% 






46.1 


Martin 
% of Total 


1,525 


558 
36.6% 


627 
41.1% 


111 

7.3% 


47 
3.1% 


23 

1.5% 


60 

3.9% 


99 

6.5% 


262.7 


Tyrrell 
% of Total 


105 


57 
54.3% 


40 

38.1% 


2 
1.9% 


3 

2.9% 


2 
1.9% 


1 
1.0% 




56.8 


Washington 
% of Total 


1,044 


767 
73.5% 


94 

9.0% 


100 

9.6% 


40 

3.8% 


37 
3.5% 


6 
0.6% 




58.7 


District Totals 
% of Total 


4,941 


3,049 

61.7% 


1,018 

20.6% 


353 

7.1% 


165 

3.3% 


118 

2.4% 


125 

2.5% 


113 

2.3% 


132.1 


District 3 




















Carteret 
% of Total 


1,172 


602 

51.4% 


336 

28.7% 


74 
6.3% 


113 
9.6% 


34 

2.9% 


11 
0.9% 


2 
0.2% 


80.4 


Craven 
% of Total 


3,019 


1.407 
46.6% 


853 

28.3% 


302 
10.0% 


97 
3.2% 


193 

6.4% 


155 
5.1% 


12 

0.4% 


129.4 


Pamlico 
% of Total 


304 


203 

66.8% 


28 
9.2% 


28 
9.2% 


11 

3.6% 


20 

6.6% 


11 

3.6% 


3 
1.0% 


126.1 


Pitt 
% of Total 


3,759 


1,799 

47.9% 


1,113 
29.6% 


411 
10.9% 


83 

2.2% 


50 

1.3% 


35 
0.9% 


268 

7.1% 


184.4 


District Totals 
% of Total 


8,254 


4,011 

48.6% 


2,330 

28.2% 


815 

9.9% 


304 

3.7% 


297 

3.6% 


212 

2.6% 


285 

3.5% 


147.4 


District 4 





















76.1 
64.2 
91.6 
52.4 
73.0 



*Juvenile cases and district court hearings relating to involuntary commitmemts or re-commitments to mental hospitals are not included in 
this table; these matters were not reported to AOC by case-numbers and filing and disposition dates during 1978. Some data on these proceedings 
are available: see tables on "Juvenile Proceedings" and "Cost and Case Data on Representation of Indigents." 

107 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF DISTRICT COURT CIVIL CASES* 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



District 5 



Franklin 
% of Total 

Granville 
% of Total 

Person 
% of Total 

Vance 
% of Total 

Warren 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



Total 
Disposed 



Less Than 
30 Days 



30-90 
Days 



91-180 
Days 



181 Days 
To 1 Yr. 



1 Year 
To 2 Yrs. 



2 Years 
To 4 Yrs. 



Greater 
Than 4 Yrs. 



1,149 
1,600 
1.226 
2,428 
697 
7,100 



535 
46.6% 

1,258 

78.6% 

831 

67.8% 

1,657 
68.2% 

377 
54.1% 

4.658 

65.6% 



384 

33.4% 

212 
13.3% 

268 
21.9% 

382 

15.7% 

141 

20.2% 

1,387 

19.5% 



72 
6.3% 

29 
1.8% 

36 

2.9% 

55 

2.3% 

33 
4.7% 

225 

3.2% 



36 

3.1% 
37 
2.3% 

68 

5.5% 

21 
0.9% 

26 

3.7% 

188 

2.6% 



27 
2.3% 

21 
1.3% 

14 

1.1% 
22 
0.9% 

17 

2.4% 

101 

1.4% 



42 
3.7% 

27 
1.7% 

7 
0.6% 

181 

7.5% 

40 

5.7% 

297 

4.2% 



53 

4.6% 

16 
1.0% 

2 
0.2% 

110 

4.5% 

63 
9.0% 

244 

3.4% 



Average 

Time 
(In Days) 



New Hanover 
% of Total 


5,789 


3,270 

56.5% 


1,432 

24.7% 


601 

10.4% 


219 

3.8% 


129 

2.2% 


135 
2.3% 


3 
0.1% 


79.0 


Pender 
% of Total 


632 


326 

51.6% 


202 

32.0% 


33 

5.2% 


43 

6.8% 


18 

2.8% 


10 
1.6% 




77.8 


District Totals 
% of Total 


6,421 


3,596 

56.0% 


1,634 

25.4% 


634 

9.9% 


262 

4.1% 


147 

2.3% 


145 

2.3% 


3 


78.9 


District 6 




















Bertie 
% of Total 


1,011 


721 
71.3% 


134 

13.3% 


97 
9.6% 


26 

2.6% 


7 
0.7% 


8 
0.8% 


18 

1.8% 


89.9 


Halifax 
% of Total 


2,061 


701 
34.0% 


1,123 

54.5% 


127 

6.2% 


49 

2.4% 


24 
1.2% 


27 
1.3% 


10 
0.5% 


73.6 


Hertford 
% of Total 


1,051 


268 

25.5% 


555 

52.8% 


65 

6.2% 


86 

8.2% 


37 
3.5% 


27 
2.6% 


13 

1.2% 


128.4 


Northampton 
% of Total 


983 


572 
58.2% 


283 

28.8% 


49 

5.0% 


39 

4.0% 


22 
2.2% 


15 

1.5% 


3 
0.3% 


72.6 


District Totals 
% of Total 


5,106 


2,262 

44.3% 


2,095 

41.0% 


338 

6.6% 


200 

3.9% 


90 

1.8% 


77 

1.5% 


44 

0.9% 


87.9 


District 7 




















Edgecombe 
% of Total 


4,022 


3.334 

82.9% 


508 

12.6% 


99 

2.5% 


40 
1.0% 


37 
0.9% 


2 


2 


31.1 


Nash 
% of Total 


3,610 


2,608 

72.2% 


532 
14.7% 


113 

3.1% 


70 
1.9% 


99 

2.7% 


176 
4.9% 


12 
0.3% 


97.6 


Wilson 
% of Total 


3,602 


2,563 

71.2% 


564 

15.7% 


228 

6.3% 


124 

3.4% 


102 

2.8% 


13 

0.4% 


8 
0.2% 


53.5% 


District Totals 
% of Total 


11,234 


8.505 

75.7% 


1.604 

14.3% 


440 

3.9% 


234 

2.1% 


238 

2.1% 


191 

1.7% 


22 

0,2% 


59.7 


District 8 




















Greene 


479 


333 


97 


27 


14 


5 


3 




44.0 


% of Total 




69.5% 


20.3% 


5.6% 


2.9% 


1.0% 


0.6% 






Lenoir 
% of Total 


4,166 


2,928 
70.3% 


641 

15.4% 


378 
9.1% 


63 

1.5% 


69 

1.7% 


61 

1.5% 


26 
0.6% 


69.5 


Wayne 
% of Total 


4.496 


2,989 
66.5% 


996 

22.2% 


244 

5.4% 


114 

2.5% 


64 

1.4% 


60 

1.3% 


29 
0.6%, 


63.0 


District Totals 
% of Total 


9.141 


6.250 

68.4% 


1,734 

19.0% 


649 

7.1% 


191 

2.1% 


138 

1.5% 


124 

1.4% 


55 
0.6% 


65.0 


District 9 





















188.6 
70.4 
52.2 
196.7 
306.2 
152.7 



*Juvenile cases and district court hearings relating to involuntary commitmemts or re-commitments to mental hospitals are not included in 
this table; these matters were not reported to AOC by case-numbers and filing and disposition dates during 1978. Some data on these proceedings 
are available: see tables on "Juvenile Proceedings" and "Cost and Case Data on Representation of Indigents." 



108 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF DISTRICT COURT CIVIL CASES* 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 

Average 
Total Less Than 30-90 91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years Greater Time 

District 10 Disposed 30 Days Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. Than 4 Yrs. (In Days) 



Wake 
% of Total 


13,573 


7.514 

55.4% 


4,176 

30.8% 


1,109 

8.2% 


398 

2.9% 


210 

1.5% 


123 

0.9% 


43 

0.3% 


62.4 


District 11 




















Harnett 
% of Total 


2,250 


1,065 

47.3% 


617 

27.4% 


363 
16.1% 


74 
3.3% 


65 

2.9% 


59 

2.6% 


7 
0.3% 


98.6 


Johnston 
% of Total 


3.085 


1,729 

56.0% 


822 
26.6% 


320 

10.4% 


109 

3.5% 


65 

2.1% 


39 

1.3% 


1 


66.5 


% of Total 


1.699 


1,105 

65.0% 


321 
18.9% 


178 
10.5% 


40 

2.4% 


38 

2.2% 


17 
1.0% 




55.8 


District Totals 
% of Total 


7,034 


3,899 

55.4% 


1,760 

25.0% 


861 

12.2% 


223 

3.2% 


168 

2.4% 


115 

1.6% 


8 

0.1% 


74.2 


District 12 




















Cumberland 
% of Total 


10,309 


4,906 

47.6% 


2,578 

25.0% 


1.573 
15.3% 


484 

4.7% 


700 

6.8% 


65 
0.6% 


3 


91.0 


Hoke 

% of Total 


837 


320 

38.2% 


444 
53.0% 


39 

4.7% 


16 

1.9% 


13 
1.6% 


4 
0.5% 


1 
0.1% 


54.1 


District Totals 
% of Total 


11,146 


5,226 

46.9% 


3,022 

27.1% 


1,612 

14.5% 


500 

4.5% 


713 

6.4% 


69 

0.6% 


4 


88.2 


District 13 




















Bladen 
% of Total 


1,191 


502 

42.1% 


424 

35.6% 


139 

11.7% 


95 

8.0% 


26 

2.2% 


4 
0.3% 


1 
0.1% 


76.5 


Brunswick 
% of Total 


656 


325 

49.5% 


139 

21.2% 


71 
10.8% 


59 
9.0% 


41 

6.3% 


17 

2.6% 


4 
0.6% 


126.5 


Columbus 
% of Total 


2,779 


771 
27.7% 


1,342 
48.3% 


337 
12.1% 


61 

2.2% 


127 

4.6% 


105 

3.8% 


36 
1.3% 


128.4 


District Totals 
% of Total 


4,626 


1,598 

34.5% 


1,905 

41.2% 


547 
11.8% 


215 

4.6% 


194 

4.2% 


126 

2.7% 


41 

0.9% 


114.8 


District 14 




















Durham 
% of Total 


12,251 


9,581 

78.2% 


1,152 

9.4% 


556 

4.5% 


170 

1.4% 


181 

1.5% 


324 

2.6% 


287 

2.3% 


101.9 


District 15 A 




















Alamance 
% of Total 


3,053 


1,739 

57.0% 


835 

27.4% 


277 

9.1% 


119 

3.9% 


46 

1.5% 


37 

1.2% 




62.7 


District 15 B 





















Chatham 

% of Total 
Orange 

% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



1,320 
1,737 
3,057 



778 
58.9% 

888 
51.1% 

1,666 

54.5% 



379 

28.7% 

371 
21.4% 

750 

24.5% 



66 

5.0% 

79 

4.5% 

145 

4.7% 



44 

3.3% 

202 
11.6% 

246 

8.0% 



31 

2.3% 

160 

9.2% 

191 

6.2% 



21 
1.6% 

31 
1.8% 

52 

1.7% 



1 
0.1% 

6 

0.3% 

7 
0.2% 



66.4 

124.2 

99.2 



♦Juvenile cases and district court hearings relating to involuntary commitmemts or re-commitments to mental hospitals are not included in 
this table; these matters were not reported to AOC by case-numbers and filing and disposition dates during 1978. Some data on these proceedings 
are available: see tables on "Juvenile Proceedings" and "Cost and Case Data on Representation of Indigents." 



109 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF DISTRICT COURT CIVIL CASES* 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



District 16 



Anson 
% of Total 

Moore 
% of Total 

Richmond 
% of Total 

Stanly 

1 \ of Total 

Union 

' i of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



Average 
Total Less Than 30-90 91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years Greater Time 

Disposed 30 Days Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. Than 4 Yrs. (In Days) 



Robeson 
% of Total 


4,913 


3,006 

61.2% 


929 

18.9% 


255 
5.2% 


292 

5.9% 


214 

4.4% 


214 

4.4% 


3 
0.1% 


104.8 


Scotland 
% of Total 


1,265 


763 
60.3% 


382 

30.2% 


81 
6.4% 


28 
2.2% 


9 

0.7% 


2 
0.2% 




42.2 


District Totals 
% of Total 


6,178 


3,769 
61.0% 


1.311 

21.2% 


336 

5.4% 


320 

5.2% 


223 
3.6% 


216 

3.5% 


3 


92.0 


District 17 




















Caswell 
% of Total 


516 


349 

67.6% 


109 

21.1% 


37 
7.2% 


12 

2.3% 


8 
1.6% 


1 

0.2% 




44.2 


Rockingham 
% of Total 


2,986 


1,758 

58.9% 


678 
22.7% 


271 
9.1% 


113 

3.8% 


116 
3.9% 


43 
1.4% 


7 
0.2% 


76.9 


Stokes 
%. of Total 


709 


339 

47.8% 


246 

34.7% 


45 

6.3% 


25 
3.5% 


31 

4.4%, 


23 
3.2% 




97.0 


Surry 
% of Total 


3,251 


1,409 

43.3% 


1.074 

33.0% 


419 

12.9% 


157 
4.8% 


100 

3.1% 


64 
2.0% 


28 
0.9% 


102.3 


District Totals 
% of Total 


7,462 


3,855 

51.7% 


2,107 

28.2% 


772 
10.3% 


307 

4.1% 


255 
3.4% 


131 

1.8% 


35 

0.5% 


87.6 


District 18 




















Guilford 
% of Total 


21,650 


12,764 

59.0% 


3,807 

17.6% 


1,338 

6.2% 


1,175 

5.4% 


877 

4.1% 


1,639 

7.6% 


50 

0.2% 


135.3 


District 19 




















Cabarrus 
% of Total 


2,766 


1,437 

52.7% 


771 
27.9% 


235 
8.5% 


159 

5.7% 


93 

3.4% 


47 
1.7% 


4 
0.1% 


82.9 


Montgomery 
% of Total 


1,218 


238 
19.5% 


906 

74.4% 


60 

4.9% 


10 

0.8% 


1 
0.1% 


2 
0.2% 


1 

0.1% 


52.9 


Randolph 
%» of Total 


1,975 


1,048 

53.1% 


549 

27.8% 


217 
11.0% 


96 
4.9% 


53 

2.7% 


11 
0.6%- 


1 

1.0% 


64.1 


Rowan 
%> of Total 


3,006 


1,876 
62.4% 


786 
26.1% 


146 

4.9% 


160 

5.3% 


35 
1.2% 


3 
0.1% 




49.3 


District Totals 
% of Total 


8.965 


4,619 

51.5% 


3,012 

33.6%. 


658 

7.3% 


425 

4.7% 


182 

2.0% 


63 

0.7% 


6 

0.1% 


63.4 


District 20 





















821 


467 
56.9% 


179 
21.8% 


32 
3.9% 


17 
2.1% 


37 
4.5% 


60 

7.3% 


29 

3.5% 


206.6 


2,038 


1,380 

67.7% 


324 
15.9% 


154 

7.6% 


51 

2.5% 


38 
1.9% 


85 
4.2% 


6 
0.3% 


95.0 


2,454 


1,470 

59.9% 


693 

28.2% 


102 
4.2% 


34 
1.4% 


37 
1.5% 


71 
2.9% 


47 
1.9% 


107.9 


1.873 


1.217 
65.0% 


343 
18.3% 


101 

5.4% 


104 

5.6% 


26 
1.4% 


55 
2.9% 


27 
1.4% 


109.0 


1 ,93 1 


1,136 

58.8% 


430 

22.3% 


160 

8.3% 


71 
3.7% 


92 

4.8% 


41 

2.1% 


1 
0.1% 


86.2 


9,117 


5,670 

62.2% 


1,969 

21.6% 


549 

6.0% 


277 
3.0% 


230 

2.5% 


312 

3.4% 


110 

1.2% 


109.5 



* Juvenile cases and district court hearings relating to involuntary commitmemts or re-commitments to mental hospitals are not included in 
this table; these matters were not reported to AOC by case-numbers and tiling and disposition dates during 1978. Some data on these proceedings 
ai cava liable: see tables on "Juvenile Proceedings" and "Cost and Case Data on Representation of Indigents." 



110 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF DISTRICT COURT CIVIL CASES* 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 197S 

Average 
Total Less Than 30-90 91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years Greater Time 

District 21 Disposed 30 Days Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. fo 4 Yrs. Than 4 Yrs. (In Days) 



Forsyth 
% of Total 



11,834 



7,291 


2,589 


604 


614 


550 


184 


61.6% 


21.9% 


5.1% 


5.2% 


4.6% 


1.6% 



77.5 



District 22 

Alexander 
% of Total 

Davidson 
% of Total 

Davie 
% of Total 

Iredell 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



572 


318 

55.6% 


218 
38.1% 


28 
4.9% 


7 
1.2% 


1 
0.2% 






37.2 


2,992 


1,667 

55.7% 


682 

22.8% 


381 

12.7% 


174 

5.8% 


73 
2.4% 


12 
0.4% 


3 
0.1% 


6X.2 


518 


192 

37.1% 


221 

42.7% 


60 
11.6% 


22 
4.2% 


20 

3.9% 


2 
0.4%, 


1 

0.2%. 


76.5 


3,389 


1,803 

53.2% 


1,063 

31.4% 


176 

5.2% 


228 

6.7% 


110 

3.2% 


8 
0.2% 


1 


65.4 


7,471 


3,980 

53.3% 


2,184 

29.2% 


645 

8.6% 


431 

5.8% 


204 

2.7% 


22 
0.3% 


5 
0.1% 


65.1 



District 23 

Alleghany 
% of Total 

Ashe 

% of Total 

Wilkes 
% of Total 

Yadkin 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



257 


112 

43.6% 


74 
28.8%, 


27 
10.5% 


29 

11.3% 


8 
3.1% 


6 

2.3% 


444 


250 

56.3% 


112 

25.2% 


21 

4.7% 


27 
6.1% 


26 

5.9% 


8 
1.8% 


2,179 


250 

11.5% 


1,294 

59.4% 


294 
13.5% 


277 

12.7% 


57 
2.6% 


7 
0.3% 


1,351 


645 

47.7% 


449 

33.2% 


192 

14.2% 


37 
2.7% 


24 
1.8% 


54 
0.3% 


4,231 


1,257 

29.7% 


1,929 

45.6% 


534 

12.6% 


370 

8.7% 


115 

2.7% 


25 
0.6% 



0.49? 



106.2 
88.1 

96.7 
56.5 
83.5 



District 24 

Avery 

% of Total 

Madison 
% of Total 

Mitchell 
% of Total 

Watauga 
% of Total 

Yancey 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



588 


230 
39.1% 


270 

45.9% 


45 

7.7% 


24 
4.1% 


17 

2.9% 




2 
0.3% 


69.8 


287 


160 

55.7% 


64 

22.3% 


23 
8.0% 


23 
8.0% 


16 

5.6% 


1 
0.3% 




81.6 


329 


110 

33.4% 


164 

49.8%, 


32 
9.7% 


16 

4.9% 


5 
1.5% 


2 
0.6% 




65.3 


881 


289 

32.8% 


206 

23.4% 


123 
14.0% 


100 

11.4% 


93 
10.6% 


69 

7.8% 


1 
0.195 


195.6 


387 


223 
57.6% 


89 

23.0% 


26 

6.7% 


24 
6.2% 


23 
5.9% 


2 
0.5% 




79.8 


2,472 


1,012 

40.9% 


793 

32.1% 


249 

10.1% 


187 

7.6% 


154 

6.2% 


74 

3.0% 


3 

0.1% 


117.0 



District 25 

Burke 

% of Total 

Caldwell 
% of Total 

Catawba 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



2,268 


953 

42.0% 


890 

39.2% 


153 

6.7% 


153 

6.7% 


74 
3.3% 


44 
1.9% 


1 


86.8 


2.047 


1,142 

55.8% 


603 

29.5% 


130 

6.4% 


111 

5.4% 


47 
2.3% 


12 

0.6% 


2 
0.1% 


64.5 


3,405 


1,710 

50.2%, 


1,067 

31.3% 


224 
6.6% 


258 

7.6% 


114 

3.3% 


31 
0.9% 


1 


77.7 


7.720 


3,805 

49.3% 


2,560 

33.2% 


507 
6.6% 


522 
6.8% 


235 

3.0% 


87 

1.1% 


4 

0.1% 


76.9 



District 26 

Mecklenburg 
% of Total 



27,495 



,544 


5,796 


1,332 


947 


1,421 


3,421 


34 


52.9% 


21.1% 


4.8% 


3.4% 


5.2% 


12.4%. 


0.1% 



184.2 



*Juvenile cases and district court hearings relating to involuntary commitmemts or re-commitments to mental hospitals are not included in 
this table; these matters were not reported to AOC by case-numbers and filing and disposition dates during 1978. Some data on these proceedings 
are available: see tables on "Juvenile Proceedings" and "Cost and Case Data on Representation of Indigents." 



Ill 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF DISTRICT COURT CIVIL CASES* 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



District 27 A 


Total 
Disposed 


Less Than 
30 Days 


30-90 
Days 


91-180 
Days 


181 Days 
To 1 Yr. 


1 Year 
To 2 Yrs. 


2 Years 
Lo 4 Yrs. 


Greater 
Than 4 Yrs. 


Average 

Time 
(In Days) 


Gaston 
% of Total 


5,065 


2,817 

55.6% 


1,350 

26.7% 


372 
7.3% 


137 
2.7% 


140 

1.8% 


190 

3.8% 


59 

1.2% 


110.2 


District 27 B 




















Cleveland 
% of Total 


2.716 


1,610 

59.3% 


685 

25.2% 


218 
8.0% 


150 

5.5% 


48 
1.8% 


5 
0.2% 




53.7 


Lincoln 
% of Total 


1.083 


545 
50.3% 


379 
35.0% 


72 
6.6% 


56 

5.2% 


25 
2.3% 


5 
0.5% 


1 
0.1% 


63.3 


District Totals 
% of Total 


3,799 


2,155 

56.7% 


1,064 

28.0% 


290 

7.6% 


206 

5.4% 


73 
1.9% 


10 

0.3% 


1 


56.5 


District 28 




















Buncombe 
%, of Total 


5,423 


2,604 

48.0% 


1,553 

28.6% 


386 

7.1% 


535 
9.9% 


241 

4.4% 


101 

1.9% 


3 

1.0% 


94.9 


District 29 




















Henderson 
% of Total 


1,127 


605 

53.7% 


265 

23.5% 


104 

9.2% 


94 

8.3% 


39 

3.5% 


18 
1.6% 


2 
0.2%, 


85.7 


McDowell 
% of Total 


754 


308 

40.8% 


256 
34.0% 


91 
12.1% 


53 
7.0% 


32 
4.2% 


13 

1.7% 


1 
0.1% 


95.0 


Polk 
% of Total 


211 


83 
39.3% 


58 

27.5% 


24 
11.4% 


34 
16.1% 


9 

4.3% 


3 
1.4% 




106.8 


Rutherford 
% of Total 


1,357 


866 

63.8% 


347 
25.6% 


61 

4.5% 4.1% 


56 

1.5% 


20 

0.4% 


6 
0.1% 


1 


49.8 


Transylvania 
%, of Total 


581 


257 
44.2% 


189 

32.5% 


40 

6.9% 


38 
6.5% 


48 
8.3% 


8 
1.4% 


0.2% 


104.7 


District Totals 
% of Total 


4,030 


2,119 

52.6% 


1,115 

27.7%, 


320 

7.9% 


275 
6.8% 


148 

3.7% 


48 

1.2% 


5 
0.1% 


79.2 


District JO 




















Cherokee 
% of Total 


370 


119 

32.2% 


168 

45.4% 


30 

8.1% 


23 
6.2% 


30 

8.1% 






89.2 


Clay 

% of Total 


X4 


32 
38.1% 


35 
41.7%, 


6 

7.1% 


4 

4.8% 


5 
6.0% 


2 
2.4% 


89.6 




Graham 
% of Total 


143 


87 
60.8% 


25 

17.5% 


15 
10.5% 


13 

9.1% 


3 
2.1% 






62.7 


Haywood 
% of Total 


1,526 


848 

55.6% 


421 

27.6% 


66 

4.3% 


112 
7.3% 


68 
4.5% 


9 
0.6% 


2 
0.1% 


77.6 


Jackson 
% of Total 


552 


312 

56.5% 


146 

26.4% 


51 

9.2% 


34 

6.2% 


6 

1.1% 


3 
0.5%, 




64.5 


Macon 
% of Total 


443 


239 
54.0% 


96 

21.7% 


35 
7.9% 


45 
10.2% 


15 

3.4% 


11 

2.5% 


2 
0.5% 


104.6 


Swain 

% of Total 


288 


156 

54.2% 


73 
25.3% 


29 
10.1% 


16 

5.6% 


9 

3.1% 


5 
1.7% 




76.2 


District Totals 
% of Total 


3,406 


1,793 

52.6% 


964 

28.3% 


232 
6.8% 


247 
7.3% 


136 

4.0% 


30 

0.9% 


4 

0.1% 


79.8 


STATE TOTALS 


254,984 


144,066 


62,639 


18,618 


11,096 


8,308 


8.761 


1.496 


102.0 


% of Total 




56.5%- 


24.6% 


7.3% 


4.4% 


^.y/ ( 


3.4% 


0.6% 





*.luvenile cases and district court hearings relating to involuntary commitmemts or re-commitments to mental hospitals are not included in 
this table; these matters were not reported to AOC by case-numbers and filing and disposition dates during 1978. Some data on these proceedings 
are available: see tables on "Juvenile Proceedings" and "Cost and Case Data on Representation of Indigents." 



12 



AGES OF CIVIL CASES PENDING IN THE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION, DECEMBER 31, 1978 



I. Ages of Small Claims Cases Pending Before Magistrates, December 31, 1978 

Total Less Than 30-90 91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years Greater Average Age 

Pending 30 Days Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. Than 4 Yrs. (In Days) 

State Totals 20,498 7,620 4,385 2,453 2,576 2,722 722 20 172.2 

% of Total 37.2% 21.4% 12.0% 12.6% 13.3% 3.5% 0.1% 



II. Ages of Small Claims Cases Appealed from Magistrates and Pending in the District Courts. 
December 31, 1978 

Total Less Than 30-90 91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years Greater Average Age 

Pending 30 Days Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. Than 4 Yrs. (In Days) 

State Totals 2,311 162 318 318 519 454 501 39 433.8 

% of Total 7.0% 13.8% 13.8% 22.5% 19.6% 21.7% 1.7% 



III. Ages of Domestic Relations Cases Pending in the District Courts, December 31, 1978 

Total Less Than 30-90 91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years Greater Average Age 

Pending 30 Days Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. Than 4 Yrs. (In Days) 

State Totals 24,044 2,443 4,116 3,506 4,466 5,375 2,980 1,158 449.3 

% of Total 10.2% 17.1% 14.6% 18.6% 22.4% 12.4% 4.8%. 



IV. Ages of General Civil Cases Pending in the District Courts, December 31, 1978 

Total Less Than 30-90 91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years Greater Average Age 

Pending 30 Days Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. Than 4 Yrs. (In Days) 

State Totals 34,641 2,925 5,214 4,859 6,535 7,904 5,396 1,808 479.9 

% of Total 8.4% 15.1% 14.0% 18.9% 22.8% 15.6% 5.2% 



AGES OF ALL CIVIL CASES* PENDING IN THE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION. 

DECEMBER 31, 1978 

Total Less Than 30-90 91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years Greater Average Age 

Pending 30 Days Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. Than 4 Yrs. (In Days) 

State Totals 81,494 13,150 14,033 11,136 14,096 16,455 9,599 3,025 392.2 

% of Total 16.1% 17.2% 13.7% 17.3% 20.2% 11.8% 3.7% 

"Juvenile cases and district court hearings relating to involuntary commitments or re-commitments to mental hospitals are not included in 
this table; these matters were not reported to AOC by case-numbers and filing and disposition dates during 1978. Some data on these proceedings 
are available: see tables on "Juvenile Proceedings" and "Cost and Case Data on Representation of Indigents." 



13 



JUVENILE PROCEEDINGS 



For purposes of the juvenile jurisdiction of the district 
courts, a "child" is defined, except where a criminal 
offense is charged, as a person who has not reached his or 
her eighteenth birthday and "is not married, eman- 
cipated, or a member of the armed services of the United 
States." A person who has reached his or her sixteenth 
birthday and who is alleged to have committed a criminal 
offense is not within the juvenile jurisdiction of the district 
courts. In addition, a person who has reached his 
fourteenth birthday and is charged with a felony may be 
tried in superior court as an adult; and if the felony 
charged is a capital offense, the case must be transferred 
to superior court for trial as in the case of adults. 

Juvenile proceedings are actions initiated by petitions 
alleging: (1) that a child is delinquent (has committed a 
criminal offense); (2) that a child is undisciplined (has 
committed one of the so-called "status offenses" — i.e., is 
in violation of a statutory requirement imposed only 
upon children); (3) that a child is dependent (is in need of 
service because he is without a parent or guardian able to 
provide for his supervision or care); or (4) that a child is 
neglected (is not receiving proper supervision or care 
from his parent or guardian). The first of the following 
tables shows the number of offenses alleged in delin- 
quency and undisciplined petitions and the numbers of 
allegations of a dependent or neglected condition, for 
each county and judicial district. The second table reports 
on the numbers of hearings held to adjudicate these 
allegations. 

Prior to July 1, 1978, a juvenile could be found 
delinquent if he were found to have violated the con- 
ditions of probation imposed in a previous juvenile court 
proceeding. The first of the tables thus provides the 
number of probation violations alleged in delinquency 
petitions as well as the numbers of capital, other felony, 
and misdemeanor allegations. Allegations of probation 
violations dropped from 2,565 in 1977 to 1,883 in 1978. At 
the same time, allegations of capital offenses increased 



from 25 to 28; allegations of other felony offenses 
increased by 4%, from 3,789 to 3,937; and allegations of 
misdemeanors increased from 6,726 to 6,794 (about 1%). 
For all four categories, allegations in delinquency 
petitions dropped from 1 3, 1 05 in 1 977 to 1 2,642 in 1 978, a 
decrease of 3'/2%- There was a corresponding drop in the 
number of hearings held to adjudicate delinquency 
petitions— from 12,796 in 1977 to 12,245 in 1978, a 
decrease of 414%. 

Allegations in undisciplined petitions also decreased. 
Allegations of truancy decreased from 1,372 in 1977 to 
994 in 1978 (27'/ 2 %), and allegations of other so-called 
"status" offenses dropped by 12'/ 2 %, from 3,195 to 2,792. 
Combining the two categories, allegations in undis- 
ciplined petitions dropped from 4,567 in 1977 to 3,789 in 
1978, a decrease of 17%. The number of adjudicatory 
hearings held on these petitions decreased by 20 1 /2%, from 
4,943 hearings held in 1977 to 3,934 held in 1978. 

There were increases in the remaining two categories. 
Allegations of dependency rose from 2,375 in 1977 to 
2,488 in 1978 (4.8%); adjudicatory hearings on these 
petitions rose 23'/ 2 %, from 2,389 in 1977 to 2,954 in 1978. 
Allegations of neglect rose 5'/ 4 % (2,575 in 1977, 2,710 in 
1978); hearings on these petitions increased from 3,180 in 
1977 to 3,448 in 1978, an increase of 8'/ 2 %. 

For all categories, a total of 21,629 offenses or 
conditions were alleged in juvenile petitions in 1978, a 
decrease of 4'/ 2 % from the 1977 total of 22,622. The 
number of adjudicatory hearings decreased by 3%, from 
23,308 hearings held in 1977 to 22,581 hearings held in 
1978. The number of children appearing in juvenile court 
for the first time also decreased, from 1 1,838 in 1977 to 
in 1978, a decrease of 6.3%. 



Data on these cases were not reported to AOC by case 
number and filing and disposition dates in 1978. Thus, 
data on the time from filing to disposition and on the ages 
of cases pending on December 31,1 978, are not available. 



115 



OFFENSES AND CONDITIONS ALLEGED IN JUVENILE PETITIONS AND 
NUMBER OF CHILDREN BEFORE COURT FOR FIRST TIME* 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 









OFFENSES 
Delinquent 


I 


ndisciplined 




CONDITIONS 
1 )ependent Neglected 


Grand 


Children 
Before 






Other 


Misde- 


Probation 










Court For 


District 1 


Capital 


Felony 


meanor 


Violation 1 


Total 


Truancy 


Other 


lotal 






Total 


First Time 


Camden 








1 





1 

















1 


1 


Chowan 





7 


17 


6 


30 











1 





31 


25 


Currituck 





17 


28 


5 


50 


3 





1 


2 


5 


60 


30 


Dare 





>> 


IN 





27 











1 


1 


2 l > 


29 


Gates 





2 


1 





3 

















3 


2 


Pasquotank 


(1 


34 


41 


12 


87 


3 





1 


7 


1 1 


108 


40 


Perquimans 





4 


13 





17 


1 


1 


2 








19 


7 


District Totals 


(1 


73 


119 


23 


215 


7 


1 


8 


II 


17 


251 


134 


District 2 


























Beaufort 





10 


35 


5 


50 


3 


8 


1 1 


1 


31 


93 


60 


Hyde 








6 





6 


2 





2 





1 


9 


9 


Martin 





II 


30 


4 


4? 





l > 


9 


5 


15 


7 4 


44 


Tyrrell 





1 


2 





3 


l 





3 





3 


9 


9 


Washington 





1 


10 


1 


12 


1 


3 


4 





9 


25 


17 


District Totals 





23 


S3 


10 


116 


9 


2(1 


2 l > 


6 


59 


210 


no 


District 3 


























Carteret 


1 


6 


52 


5 


64 


4 


4 


8 


4 


11 


87 


102 


Craven 


1 


84 


69 


41 


195 


II 


18 


29 


19 


17 


260 


119 


Pamlico 





20 


16 





36 

















36 


15 


Pitt 





86 


38 


24 


148 


9 


22 


31 


41 


16 


236 


141 


District Totals 


2 


196 


175 


70 


443 


24 


44 


68 


(.4 


44 


619 


377 


District 4 


























Duplin 


2 


6 


30 





18 





2 


2 


3 


9 


52 


52 


Jones 





6 


1 


1 


8 


1 


1 


2 


1 


1 


14 


14 


Onslow 


1 


66 


74 





141 


5 


14 


l l > 


14 


21 


195 


107 


Sampson 


1 





40 


11 


52 


1 


3 


4 


9 


7 


72 


71 


District Totals 


4 


78 


145 


12 


239 


7 


2(1 


27 


27 


40 


333 


244 


District 5 


























New Hanover 


2 


219 


228 


157 


606 


17 


43 


60 


41 


88 


795 


280 


Pender 





14 


35 


4 


53 


4 


3 


7 


15 


1 1 


86 


58 


District Totals 


2 


233 


263 


161 


659 


21 


4(> 


(.7 


56 


99 


881 


338 


District 6 


























Bertie 





7 


5 





12 


2 


2 


4 


2 


8 


26 


26 


Halifax 





25 


44 


5 


74 


4 


23 


27 


27 


13 


141 


134 


Hertford 


(» 


9 


44 


10 


63 





8 


8 





8 


79 


39 


Northampton 





9 


17 


3 


29 


4 


10 


14 


7 


4 


54 


38 


District Totals 





50 


110 


18 


178 


III 


43 


53 


36 


33 


300 


237 


District 7 


























Edgecomb 





69 


122 


38 


229 


8 


22 


30 


51 


65 


375 


185 


Nash 





so 


108 


31 


219 


7 


23 


30 


4 l > 


30 


328 


168 


Wilson 





HI 


23 


7 


1 II 


16 


1 I 


2^ 


27 


28 


193 


71 


District Totals 


1) 


230 


253 


76 


559 


31 


56 


87 


127 


123 


896 


424 



The data in all columns hut the last give the total number of offenses alleged to have been committed and conditions alleged to have existed 
during the year. These data do not give the actual number of children before the court, since one petition may include several offenses or conditions and 
more than one petitions may include several offenses or conditions and more than one petition may have been filed against a child during the year. 
'The General Assembly has provided that, effective July I, 1978, the violation of the conditions of probation imposed in a previous juvenile 
court proceeding no longer constitutes "delinquency." as defined in G.S. 7A-278. 

116 



OFFENSES AND CONDITIONS ALLEGED IN JUVENILE PETITIONS AND 
NUMBER OF CHILDREN BEFORE COl RT FOR FIRST TIME* 

January 1, 1978 - December 31, 1978 









Delinquen 


OFFENSES 


I 


n disciplined 




CONDITIONS 
Dependent Neglected 


Grand 


Children 
Before 






Other 


Misde- 


Probation 










Court For 


District 8 


Capital 


Felony 


meanor 


Violation 1 


Total 


Truancy 


Other 


Total 






Total 


First Time 


Greene 
Lenoir 
Wayne 

District Totals 











27 

77 

104 


26 
127 
100 
253 


7 
16 
13 

36 


33 
170 
190 
393 


1 

10 

17 
28 


4 
IS 
15 

37 


5 
28 
32 
65 


7 

14 
28 
49 


11 

45 

47 

103 


56 
257 
297 
610 


19 

7? 

121 

212 


District 9 


























Franklin 

Granville 

Person 

Vance 

Warren 

District Totals 












II 

39 

15 

2 

7 

74 


30 

39 

2 

112 

12 
195 


2 
3 
3 

16 


24 


43 
81 
20 

130 
19 

293 


1 
6 

2 

12 


2! 


7 
12 

4 
34 

1 
5X 


8 

is 

6 

46 

1 

79 


IS 

1 

1) 

8 

2 

29 


10 

1 1 
9 

17 
3 

50 


79 

1 ! 1 

35 
201 

25 
451 


55 
15 
40 

i 12 
25 

277 


District 10 


























Wake 


1 


71 


261 


65 


398 


1 


91 


92 


48 


47 


585 


318 


District 11 


























Harnett 
Johnston 
Lee 
District Totals 


1 
1 
1 
3 


10 
28 
18 

56 


156 
70 
69 

295 


27 
14 
IS 
59 


194 
113 
106 
413 


29 

14 
20 
63 


33 

25 
8 

66 


62 

39 

28 

129 


19 
44 
46 
109 


40 
11 
11 
65 


315 
210 
191 
716 


134 
156 
1 10 
400 


District 12 


























Cumberland 
Hoke 

District Totals 








131 

11 

142 


194 

21 

215 


41 
7 

48 


366 

39 

405 


26 
3 

29 


117 

5 

122 


143 

8 

151 


454 

6 

46(1 


222 

11 

233 


1,185 

64 

1,249 


1.053 

4S 

1.101 


District 13 


























Bladen 

Brunswick 

Columbus 

District Totals 








1 

6 
29 
36 


16 

22 
54 
92 



1 

26 
27 


17 

29 

109 

155 




9 

12 

2! 


8 

15 

41 
64 


8 

24 

5 3 


2 

9 

28 

39 


1 

22 

79 

102 


28 

84 

269 

381 


28 

S4 

51 

163 


District 14 


























Durham 





93 


90 


65 


248 


5 


92 


«, 7 


147 


39 


531 


238 


District 15 A 


























Alamance 





22 


33 





55 


4 


9 


13 


36 


1 9 


123 


in 


District 15 B 


























Chatham 
Orange 

District Totals 



3 

3 



12 
12 


26 
45 
71 




5 
5 


26 
65 
91 


3 
11 

14 


4 
12 
16 


7 

23 


9 

19 
28 


5 
30 
35 


4^ 
137 
184 


37 
131 
168 



*The data in all columns but the last give the total number of offenses alleged to have been committed and conditions alleged to have existed 
during the year. These data do not give the actual number of children before the court, since one petition may include several offenses or conditions and 
more than one petition may include several offenses or conditions and more than one petition may have been filed against a child during the year. 
■The General Assembly has provided that, effective July 1, 1978, the violation of the conditions of probation imposed in a previous juvenile 
court proceeding no longer constitutes "delinquency." as defined in G.S.7A-278. 



117 



OFFENSES AND CONDITIONS ALLEGED IN JUVENILE PETITIONS AND 
NUMBER OF CHILDREN BEFORE COURT FOR FIRST TIME* 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 











OFFENSES 








CONDITIONS 






























Children 








Delinquent 




I 


ndisciplim 


;d 


Dependent 


Neglected 


Grand 


Before 






Other 


Misde- 


Probation 










Court For 


District 16 


Capital 


Felony 


meanor 


Violation 1 


Total 


Truancy 


Other 


Total 






Total 


First Time 


Robeson 





148 


142 


29 


319 


42 


143 


185 


80 


86 


670 


291 


Scotland 





15 


60 


22 


97 


3 


35 


38 


17 


30 


182 


126 


District Totals 





163 


202 


51 


416 


45 


178 


223 


97 


116 


852 


417 


District 17 


























Caswell 





4 


4 





8 


7 


9 


16 


4 


11 


39 


35 


Rockingham 


2 


22 


135 


25 


184 


17 


27 


44 


8 


71 


307 


136 


Stokes 





8 


24 


7 


39 


8 


9 


17 


5 


10 


71 


35 


Surry 





44 


29 





73 


15 


22 


37 


13 


33 


156 


98 


District Totals 


2 


78 


192 


32 


304 


47 


67 


114 


30 


125 


573 


304 


District 18 


























Guilford 


(I 


221 


505 


275 


1,001 


72 


288 


360 


206 


207 


1,774 


775 


District 19 


























Cabarrus 





13 


85 


22 


120 


2 


25 


27 


17 


28 


192 


93 


Montgomery 





1 


21 


11 


33 


12 


IX 


30 


3 


4 


70 


54 


Randolph 


2 


15 


28 


33 


78 


36 


31 


67 


10 


29 


184 


158 


Rowan 





42 


119 


22 


183 


31 


4 


35 


62 


67 


347 


IXI 


District Totals 


2 


71 


253 


88 


414 


81 


78 


159 


92 


128 


793 


486 


District 20 


























Anson 





X 


28 


9 


45 


9 


4 


13 


1 


5 


64 


27 


Moore 





71 


32 


20 


123 


3 


8 


11 


8 


39 


181 


54 


Richmond 


1 


34 


49 


15 


99 


5 


15 


20 


40 


19 


178 


97 


Stanly 





11 


139 


11 


161 


12 


8 


20 


24 


22 


227 


84 


Union 





45 


173 


59 


277 


25 


34 


59 


24 


58 


418 


136 


District Totals 


1 


169 


421 


114 


705 


54 


69 


123 


97 


143 


1.068 


398 


District 21 


























Forsyth 





189 


267 


106 


562 


44 


176 


220 


43 


8(1 


905 


432 


District 22 


























Alexander 


3 


6 


9 





18 





8 


8 


2 


6 


34 


34 


Davidson 


2 


35 


75 


26 


138 


20 


70 


90 


112 


96 


436 


255 


Davie 





12 


11 





23 


6 


27 


33 





4 


60 


35 


Iredell 





8 


127 


6 


141 


5 


47 


52 


36 


81 


310 


195 


District Totals 


5 


61 


222 


32 


320 


31 


152 


183 


150 


187 


840 


519 


District 23 


























Alleghany 





7 


4 


2 


13 


3 


1 


4 


1 


3 


21 


14 


Ashe 


1 


4 


7 


8 


20 


4 


1 


5 


2 


6 


33 


25 


Wilkes 





21 


60 


72 


153 


19 


8 


27 


35 


106 


321 


152 


Yadkin 








31 


19 


50 


8 


10 


18 


26 


68 


162 


70 


District Totals 


1 


32 


102 


101 


236 


34 


20 


54 


64 


183 


537 


261 



*The data in all columns but the last give the total number of offenses alleged to have been committed and conditions alleged to have existed 
during the year. These data do not give the actual number of children before the court, since one petition may include several offenses or conditions and 
more than one petition may include several offenses or conditions and more than one petition may have been filed against a child during the year. 
'The General Assembly has provided that, effective July 1, 1978, the violation of the conditions of probation imposed in a previous juvenile 
court proceeding no longer constitutes "delinquency," as defined in G.S. 7A-278. 

118 



OFFENSES AND CONDITIONS ALLEGED IN JUVENILE PETITIONS AND 
NUMBER OF CHILDREN BEFORE COURT FOR FIRST TIME* 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 









OFFENSES 
Delinquent 


Undiscipli 


ned 


CONDITIONS 

Dependent Neglected 


Grand 
Total 


Children 
Before 


District 24 


Capital 


Other 
Felony 


Misde- 
meanor 


Probation 
Violation 1 


Total 


Truancy 


Other 


Total 


Court For 
First Time 


Avery 

Madison 

Mitchell 

Watauga 

Yancey 

District Totals 










11 

1 

2 
3 

17 


5 
1 
5 

24 
1 

36 


2 




2 


18 
1 
6 

26 

4 
55 


9 
7 

2 

18 


21 
7 
1 

18 
4 

51 


30 
14 

1 
20 

4 
69 


6 



17 

2 
25 


16 
2 
1 

6 
1 

26 


70 
17 
8 
69 
11 
175 


28 
IX 
3 
46 
1 1 
106 


District 25 


























Burke 

Caldwell 

Catawba 

District Totals 








49 

92 

103 

244 


51 
120 

56 
227 


43 

46 

14 

103 


143 
258 
173 
574 


33 

27 
14 
74 


87 

47 

36 

170 


120 
74 
50 

244 


51 

32 

20 

103 


62 

21 

18 

101 


376 

385 

261 

1,022 


176 
174 
175 
525 


District 26 


























Mecklenburg 





780 


615 


132 


1,527 


23 


177 


200 


86 


7S 


1,888 


644 



District 27 A 
Gaston 



132 



342 



475 



45 



129 



174 



49 



14 



712 



397 



District 27 B 



Cleveland 





19 


265 


15 


299 


18 


39 


57 


9 


14 


379 


138 


Lincoln 





15 


42 


7 


64 


7 


10 


17 


7 


4 


92 


52 


District Totals 





34 


307 


22 


363 


25 


49 


74 


16 


18 


471 


190 



District 28 
Buncombe 



152 



202 



51 



407 



32 



260 



292 



72 



81 



852 



373 



District 29 



Henderson 





33 


50 


31 


114 


25 


32 


57 


13 


28 


212 


47 


McDowell 





4 


32 


12 


48 


22 


7 


29 


10 


22 


109 


SO 


Polk 





2 


14 


2 


18 


6 


7 


13 





9 


40 


32 


Rutherford 





24 


25 


22 


71 


9 


14 


23 


27 


21 


142 


84 


Transylvania 





14 


12 


7 


33 


4 


11 


15 


26 


16 


90 


59 


District Totals 





77 


133 


74 


284 


66 


71 


137 


76 


96 


593 


352 


District 30 


























Cherokee 





3 


5 





8 


1 


10 


11 


5 


2 


26 


26 


Clay 





1 








1 





3 


3 





1 


5 


5 


Graham 








76 





76 














2 


78 


15 


Haywood 





10 


10 





20 


3 


34 


37 


2 


8 


67 


70 


Jackson 





10 


7 





17 


2 


13 


15 


1 


5 


38 


38 


Macon 








8 





8 


1 


2 


3 


2 





13 


13 


Swain 








9 





9 


1 


13 


14 





4 


27 


27 


District Totals 





24 


115 





139 


8 


75 


83 


10 


22 


254 


194 


STATE TOTALS 


28 


3,937 


6,794 


1,883 


12,642 


994 


2,792 


3,789 


2,488 


2,710 


21,629 


11.088 


Percent 


0.2% 


31.1% 


53.8% 


14.9% 


100% 


26.3% 


73.7% 


100% 










Percent 








58.4% 






17.6% 


11.5% 


12.5% 




100% 





♦The data in all columns but the last give the total number of offenses alleged to have been committed and conditions alleged to have existed 
during the year. These data do not give the actual number of children before the court, since one petition may include several offenses or conditions and 
more than one petition may include several offenses or conditions and more than one petition may have been filed against a child during the year. 
■The General Assembly has provided that, effective July 1, 1978, the violation of the conditions of probation imposed in a previous juvenile 
court proceeding no longer constitutes "delinquency," as defined in G.S. 7A-278. 



119 



JUVENILE PROCEEDINGS - ADJUDICATORY HEARINGS IN THE DISTRICT COURTS* 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 





Delinquency Heai 


rings 


Undi 


sciplined Hearings 


Dependency Hearings 




Neglect Hearir 


>gs 


Toti 


District 1 


Retained 


Dismissed 


Total 


Retained 


Dismissed 


Total 


Retained 


Dismissed 


Total 


Retained Dismissed 


Total 


Hearin 


Camden 





1 


1 


o 


























1 


Chowan 


26 





26 











1 





1 











27 


Currituck 


53 


2 


55 


4 





4 


? 





2 


5 





5 


66 


Dare 


11 


28 


39 


(i 











1 


1 


2 


5 


7 


47 


Gates 


1 


(i 


1 











(1 

















1 


Pasquotank 


81 


14 


95 


6 


1 


7 


11 


1 


12 


6 


2 


8 


122 


Perquimans 


9 


2 


1 I 


1 


1 


2 





!) 














13 


District Totals 


181 


47 


228 


ill 


2 


S3 


14 


2 


16 


13 


7 


20 


277 


District 2 




























Beaufort 


32 


33 


65 


4 


!() 


19 


1 


1 


2 


20 


15 


35 


121 


Hyde 


3 


2 


5 


2 


1 


3 











1 


2 


3 


11 


Martin 


30 


2! 


51 


2 


7 


9 





6 


6 


7 


4 


11 


77 


Tyrrell 


3 


!) 


3 


2 


1 


3 











2 


1 


3 


9 


Washington 


[0 


3 


13 


3 


1 


4 











3 


6 


9 


26 


District Totals 


78 


59 


137 


18 


20 


38 


1 


7 


8 


33 


28 


61 


244 


District 3 




























Carteret 


27 


9 


36 


5 


3 


8 


4 





4 


9 


2 


11 


59 


Craven 


14! 


85 


226 


IX 


15 


33 


17 


9 


26 


33 


14 


47 


332 


Pamlico 


28 


15 


43 











» 

















43 


Pitt 


113 


',9 


152 


25 


18 


43 


22 


6 


28 


14 


6 


20 


243 


District Totals 


309 


148 


457 


48 


36 


M 


43 


15 


58 


56 


22 


78 


677 


District 4 




























Duplin 





6 


6 





2 


2 





1 


1 





1 


1 


10 


Jones 


1 


7 


8 


1 


I 


2 


1 





1 





3 


3 


14 


Onslow 


96 


38 


134 


14 


3 


17 


9 


1 


10 


28 


1 


29 


190 


Sampson 


63 


28 


91 


2 


3 


5 


14 


10 


24 


19 


21 


40 


160 


District Totals 


160 


79 


239 


17 


9 


26 


24 


112 


36 


47 


26 


73 


374 


District 5 




























New Hanover 


593 


23 


616 


58 


2 


60 


41 





41 


86 


2 


88 


805 


Pender 


40 


4 


44 


6 





6 


15 





15 


11 





11 


76 


District Totals 


633 


27 


660 


64 


2 


66 


% 





56 


97 


2 


99 


881 


District 6 




























Bertie 


5 


7 


12 





A 


4 





2 


2 


4 


4 


8 


26 


Halifax 


55 


48 


103 


7 


32 


39 


23 


14 


37 


17 


3 


20 


199 


Hertford 


35 


68 


103 


1 


Id 


] I 











5 


5 


10 


124 


Northampton 


12 


3 


15 


4 


14 


18 


4 


1 


5 


3 


3 


6 


44 


District Totals 


107 


126 


233 


12 


60 


72 


27 


17 


44 


29 


15 


44 


393 


District 7 




























Edgecombe 


173 


51 


224 


20 


9 


19 


41 


4 


45 


51 


7 


58 


356 


Nash 


188 


26 


214 


23 


8 


Jl 


36 


10 


46 


23 


4 


27 


318 


Wilson 


94 


22 


116 


25 


2 


27 


12 


3 


15 


34 


9 


43 


201 


District Totals 


455 


99 


554 


68 


19 


87 


89 


17 


106 


108 


20 


128 


875 



This table gives the total number ol adjudicatory hearings held in each category of juvenile jurisdiction during the year. Juvenile petitions may be 
dismissed either lor failure to prove that the child is delinquent, undisciplined, dependent or neglected or. il he is found to be so. because the 
child is not in need ol the care, protection or discipline of the State. All petitions dismissed lor either ol these reasons are counted in the "dismissed" 
column: all other petitions are counted in the "retained" column. 



20 



JUVENILE PROCEEDINGS - ADJUDICATORY HEARINGS IN THE DISTRICT COURTS* 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 





Delinquency Hearings 


Dndi 
Retained 


sciplined Hearings 
Dismissed Total 


Dep 


endency Hearings 


N 


eglect Hearings 


Total 


District 8 


Retained 


Dismissed 


Total 


Retained 


Dismissed 


Total 


Retained 


Dismissed 


Total 


Hearings 


Greene 
Lenoir 
Wayne 

District Totals 


24 

97 

132 

253 


IK 

47 

140 

205 


42 
144 
272 
458 


4 

15 
20 
39 


5 
6 

30 

41 


9 
21 
50 
80 


2 

7 

29 

38 




2 

4 7 

49 


2 

9 

76 

87 


11 

27 
59 
97 


6 

20 
54 
80 


17 

47 

113 

177 


70 
221 
511 
802 


District 9 




























Franklin 

Granville 

Person 

Vance 

Warren 

District Totals 


22 
33 
30 

101 
7 

193 


2 
13 

7 
29 
11 
62 


24 

4«> 

37 

130 

18 
255 


7 
17 

1 
16 

1 
42 


3 
11 

8 
30 

3 

55 


10 

28 
9 

46 

4 

97 


9 
6 

3 

18 


8 
2 
1 

5 

1 

L7 


17 
8 
1 

8 
1 

35 


5 

3 

10 

14 

2 

34 


1 


3 
3 
1 
8 


6 
3 

13 

17 

3 

4/ 


57 
85 
60 

201 
26 

429 


District 10 




























Wake 


366 


38 


404 


55 


15 


70 


58 


:' 


62 


55 


,' 


57 


593 


District 11 




























Harnett 

Johnston 

Lee 

District Totals 


220 
60 
61 

341 


91 
100 

23 
214 


311 
160 

84 
55 


61 

11 

44 

116 


58 

46 

7 

111 


119 

57 

51 
227 


22 

36 

103 

161 


15 

75 

8 

9K 


37 

ill 
III 
259 


128 

8 

10 

146 


51 

28 

2 

81 


179 

36 
12 

227 


646 

364 

258 

1,268 


District 12 




























Cumberland 
Hoke 
District Totals 


355 

31 

386 


73 

6 

79 


428 

37 

465 


145 

8 

153 


8 


SI 


153 

8 

161 


299 

6 

305 


60 



60 


359 

6 

365 


115 
10 

125 


18 

1 

19 


133 
11 

144 


1,073 

62 
1,135 


District 13 




























Bladen 

Brunswick 

Columbus 

District Totals 


10 

2 
HO 
92 


16 

7 
31 

54 


26 

9 

11! 

146 


11 

2 

37 

50 


9 
6 

14 

29 


20 
8 

51 
79 


2 
3 

20 
25 




2 
6 

8 


2 

5 

26 

33 


24 


57 



14 
17 
31 


24 
14 
50 
88 


72 

36 

238 

346 


District 14 




























Durham 


151 


65 


216 


59 


31 


90 


134 


2 


136 


m 


5 


J 5 


467 


District 15 A 




























Alamance 


86 


18 


104 


12 


3 


15 


24 


5 


29 


31 


4 


35 


183 


District 15B 




























Chatham 
Orange 

District Totals 


33 

83 

116 


12 
41 
53 


45 
124 
169 


9 
24 
33 


5 
3 
8 


14 
27 
41 


5 

24 
29 


] 
6 
9 


8 

30 

38 


2 

23 
25 


3 
9 

12 


5 
32 
37 


72 
213 
285 


District 16 




























Robeson 
Scotland 

District Totals 


187 

87 

274 


26 

7 

33 


213 

94 

307 


99 

22 

121 


3 
10 

13 


102 

32 

134 


56 

12 


12 

9 
2J 


68 

21 
89 


67 

28 
95 


14 

3 

I? 


81 

31 

112 


464 
178 
642 



dismissed euner tor lanure 10 prove mai uie cnim is ueiiuquciu, uiiui»ii|inucu, ucpuiuuu u> uLgitv_u_u ui, ■■ m. u> i«u"u ivj ^ o^,, u^u^o^ w.^ 
child is not in need of the care, protection or discipline of the State. All petitions dismissed for either of these reasons are counted in the "dismissed' 
column; all other petitions are counted in the "retained" column. 

121 



JUVENILE PROCEEDINGS - ADJUDICATORY HEARINGS IN THE DISTRICT COURTS* 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



Delinquency Hearings 



Undisciplined Hearings 



Dependency Hearings 



Neglect Hearings 



District 17 

Caswell 
Rockingham 
Stokes 
Surry 

District Totals 



Total 
Retained Dismissed Total Retained Dismissed Total Retained Dismissed Total Retained Dismissed Total Hearings 



7 

116 

22 

5! 

196 



9 
36 
15 
21 
8! 



16 

152 

37 

72 

277 



32 

7 

36 

82 



21 
8 

4 

5 

38 



29 
40 
11 
41 
121 



1 

10 
5 

14 
30 



9 
15 
39 



12 
60 
6 
17 
95 



6 

14 

6 

9 

35 



18 
74 
12 
26 
130 



67 
277 

69 
154 
567 



District 18 
Guilford 



569 



313 



882 



184 



180 



364 170 



41 



211 



131 



72 



203 1,660 



District 19 



Cabarrus 


92 


9 


101 


21 


6 


27 


15 


2 


17 


27 


2 


29 


174 


Montgomery 


68 


10 


78 


41 


14 


55 


2 


2 


4 


5 


2 


7 


144 


Randolph 


79 


9 


88 


76 


12 


88 


6 


5 


11 


14 


9 


23 


210 


Rowan 


155 


55 


210 


50 


37 


87 


96 


61 


157 


150 


69 


219 


673 


District Totals 


394 


83 


477 


188 


69 


257 


119 


70 


189 


196 


82 


278 


1,201 


District 20 




























Anson 


33 


7 


40 


12 


1 


13 


1 





1 


2 


1 


3 


57 


Moore 


132 


5 


137 


9 


5 


14 


11 


9 


20 


I 





1 


172 


Richmond 


100 


67 


167 


22 


18 


40 


29 


6 


35 


42 


4 


46 


288 


Stanly 


157 


7 


164 


12 


10 


22 


17 


1 


18 


26 


5 


31 


235 


Union 


224 


96 


320 


48 


13 


61 


31 


32 


63 


84 


14 


98 


542 


District Totals 


646 


182 


828 


103 


47 


150 


89 


48 


137 


155 


24 


179 


1,294 


District 21 




























Forsyth 


285 


75 


360 


120 


58 


178 


47 


6 


53 


42 


5 


47 


638 


District 22 




























Alexander 


6 


18 


24 


1 


4 


5 


3 


2 


5 


6 


7 


13 


47 


Davidson 


235 


68 


303 


101 


53 


154 


175 


42 


217 


244 


18 


262 


936 


Davie 


35 


24 


59 


20 


28 


48 





5 


5 


15 


8 


23 


135 


Iredell 


87 


29 


116 


26 


6 


32 


15 


6 


21 


81 


19 


100 


269 


District Totals 


363 


139 


502 


148 


91 


239 


193 


55 


248 


346 


52 


398 


1,387 


District 23 




























Alleghany 


8 


1 


9 


4 





4 


1 





I 


3 





3 


17 


Ashe 


10 


II 


21 


6 


6 


12 


1 


1 


2 


6 





6 


41 


Wilkes 


159 


11 


170 


36 





36 


27 


4 


31 


97 


14 


111 


348 


Yadkin 


45 


5 


50 


15 


3 


18 


25 


1 


26 


58 


10 


68 


162 


District Totals 


222 


28 


250 


61 


9 


70 


54 


6 


60 


164 


24 


188 


568 


District 24 




























Avery 


14 


16 


30 


2 


10 


12 


3 


2 


5 


13 


8 


21 


68 


Madison 


20 


3 


23 


17 


10 


27 


3 


6 


9 


10 


1 


11 


70 


Mitchell 


4 


5 


9 





1 


1 





1 


1 


1 





1 


12 


Watauga 


16 


5 


21 


5 


6 


11 


12 


3 


15 


5 





5 


52 


Yancey 


58 


4 


62 


31 


4 


}5 


30 





30 


25 





25 


152 


District Totals 

*nri_: *.. i_ i _ ■ »i__ 


112 


33 


145 


55 


31 


86 


48 


12 


60 


54 


9 


63 


354 



*This table gives the total number ol adjudicatory hearings held in each category of juvenile jurisdiction during the year. Juvenile petitions may be 
dismissed either lor failure to prove that the child is delinquent, undisciplined, dependent or neglected or. il he is found to be so, because the 
child is not in need of the care, protection or discipline of the State. All petitions dismissed for either ol these reasons are counted in the "dismissed" 
column; all other petitions are counted in the "retained" column. 



!22 



JUVENILE PROCEEDINGS - ADJUDICATORY HEARINGS IN THE DISTRICT COURTS* 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 





Delinquency Hearing) 


Ind 


sciplined Hearings 


Dependency Hearings 


Neglect Heari 


igs 


Total 


District 25 


Retained 


Dismissec 


Total 


Retained 


Dismissed 


Total 


Retained 


Dismissed 


Total 


Retained 


Dismissed 


Total 


Hearings 


Burke 

Caldwell 

Catawba 

District Totals 


173 
168 
190 
531 


44 

98 

28 

170 


217 
266 
218 
701 


102 
65 
30 

197 


40 
40 
18 
98 


142 

105 

48 

295 


74 

39 

10 

123 


49 

26 

6 

81 


123 

65 

16 

204 


197 
22 
14 

233 


23 

20 

3 

46 


220 

42 

17 

279 


702 

478 

299 

1,479 


District 26 




























Mecklenburg 


750 


334 


1,084 


100 


61 


161 


110 


13 


123 


42 


9 


51 


1,419 


District 27 A 




























Gaston 


198 


92 


290 


113 


29 


142 


51 


10 


61 


16 


4 


20 


513 


District 27 B 




























Cleveland 
Lincoln 
District Totals 


220 

32 

252 


51 
16 
67 


271 

48 

319 


44 
12 
56 


8 

3 

11 


52 
15 
67 


9 

2 

11 




1 
1 


9 

3 

12 


8 

3 

11 


1 

1 
2 


9 

4 

13 


341 

70 

411 


District 28 




























Buncombe 


74 


113 


187 


68 


144 


212 


5 


19 


24 


U 


30 


41 


464 


District 29 




























Henderson 
McDowell 
Polk 

Rutherford 
Transylvania 
District Totals 


96 
44 
8 
72 
17 
237 


12 
3 

13 
8 

14 

50 


108 

47 
21 
80 
31 
287 


42 
29 
11 
20 
14 
116 


12 
3 

2 
3 

2 
22 


54 
32 
13 
23 
16 
138 


14 
6 

29 
13 
62 


1 




1 

5 
7 


15 
6 


30 

18 
69 


23 
23 
II 
29 
8 
94 


1 



2 
1 
4 


24 
23 
II 
31 
9 
98 


201 
108 

45 
164 

74 
592 


District 30 




























Cherokee 

Clay 

Graham 

Haywood 

Jackson 

Macon 

Swain 

District Totals 


5 


6 


6 


6 
23 


3 

1 
7 

19 
5 
8 
3 

46 


8 

1 

13 

19 

II 

8 

9 

69 


3 



1 

3 
1 

5 
13 


8 

3 



26 

13 

2 

9 

61 


11 
3 


27 
16 

3 

14 

74 


4 




1 




5 


1 






1 



2 


5 




1 
1 



7 


2 


2 
I 






5 




1 


2 
1 


4 
8 


2 
1 

2 
3 
1 



4 

13 


26 
5 
15 
49 
29 
12 
27 
163 


STATE TOTALS 9,033 
Percent 73.8% 
Percent 

*tu:.. t..uu „: .u~ + ~*..i .,. 


3,212 

26.2% 


12,245 

100% 

54.2% 


2,523 
64.1% 


1,411 

35.9% 


3,934 

100% 

17.4% 


2,231 

75.5% 


723 

24.5% 


2,954 
100% 

13.1% 


2,663 

77.2% 


785 

22.8% 


3,448 
100% 

15.3% 


22,581 
100% 



This table gives the total number oi adjudicatory hearings held in each category of juvenile jurisdiction during the year. Juvenile petitions may be 
dismissed either for failure to prove that the child is delinquent, undisciplined, dependent or neglected or, il he is found to be so. because the 
child is not in need of the care, protection or discipline of the State. All petitions dismissed for either ol these reasons are counted in the "dismissed" 
column; all other petitions are counted in the "retained" column. 



123 



DISTRICT COURT CRIMINAL CASES 



Filings 

A total of 1,176,258 criminal cases were filed in the 
district courts in 1978, an increase of 8.7% over 1977 
filings of 1,082,540 cases. 

The increase results from a substantial rise in the 
number of motor vehicle cases filed : from 72 1 ,048 cases in 
1977 to 815,857 cases in 1978, up 94,809 cases (an increase 
of over 13%). Non-motor vehicle case filings decreased 
slightly, from 361,492 cases filed in 1977 to 360,401 cases 
filed in 1978, which is a drop of less than 1%. 

Filings of district court criminal cases in each of the last 
five years are illustrated by the dark-colored bars in the 
first of the graphs which follow. The fluctuations in 
annual filings totals are for the most part attributable to 
the increases and decreases in motor vehicle case filings; 
the number of non-motor vehicle cases filed has decreased 
slightly each year since 1975. Motor vehicle case filings 
would appear to rise in periods of additional emphasis 
upon enforcement of speed limits: thus filings increased 
most sharply in 1975 (when the North Carolina Highway 
Patrol mounted a special enforcement effort). 



Dispositions 

A total of 1,152,376 criminal cases were disposed of in 
the district courts in 1978, an increase of about 10'/2% 
over 1977 case dispositions of 1,043,460 cases. 

Dispositions of motor vehicle cases were responsible 
for most of this increase, as they rose 15% (from 696,421 
cases disposed of in 1977 to 801,787 cases disposed of in 
1978) while non-motor vehicle case dispositions increased 
only 1% (347,039 cases disposed of in 1977, 350,589 cases 
disposed of in 1978). 

The tables on the cases pending, filed and disposed of in 
1 978 (one for each category, motor vehicle cases and non- 
motor vehicle cases) include for the first time in this year's 
Annual Report columns showing the percentage of cases 
disposed of by waiver of appearance. (Columns showing 
the numbers of cases dismissed by the District Attorney 
have also been added this year; previously these cases 
were included with "other" dispositions.) Waivers of 
court appearance, with the defendant's plea of guilty and 
payment of set fine and court costs accepted by a 
magistrate or the clerk's office, make up the majority of 
motor vehicle case dispositions (60.5% in 1978) and a 
substantial portion of non-motor vehicle case dis- 
positions (12.9% in 1978). Combining these two case 
categories, 46% of all district court criminal cases 
disposed of in 1978 were disposed of by defendant's 
waiver of appearance — 530,068 cases; this is a substantial 
increase over the 450,745 waivers in 1977 (43.2% of all 
1977 case dispositions). 

The differing waiver rates of the two case categories is 
to be expected: waiver of appearance is permitted for a 



large number of the motor vehicle offenses but for only 
one non-motor vehicle offense (worthless check). 

A majority of the felony cases filed in North Carolina 
are filed first in district court for a preliminary hearing; if 
the judge finds probable cause to believe that the 
defendant has committed a felony, the case will be 
transferred to superior court for trial. A total of 22,043 
district court criminal cases were disposed of by pre- 
liminary hearing in 1978, slightly less than 2% of the total 
case dispositions. (The 1977 total was 21,199 cases 
disposed of by preliminary hearing, slightly above 2% of 
all 1977 district court criminal case dispositions.) Since 
few of the criminal offenses defined in the motor vehicles 
chapter of the General Statutes are felonies, the number 
of motor vehicle offenses disposed of by preliminary 
hearing is relatively small ( 1 ,703 cases disposed of in 1 978 , 
about one-fifth of one percent of all 1978 motor vehicle 
case dispositions). In contrast, 20,340 non-motor vehicle 
criminal cases were disposed of by preliminary hearing in 
1978, 5.8% of the total non-motor vehicle case dis- 
positions. 

Of the district court criminal cases not disposed of by 
waiver or preliminary hearing, 74,001 cases (6.4% of all 
1978 dispositions) were disposed of by trial following a 
plea of not guilty. A total of 296,347 cases (26%) were 
disposed of following a plea of guilty or nolo contendere 
before the judge or (for certain non-motor vehicle 
offenses) a magistrate; 155,667 cases (13!/2%) were 
disposed of by dismissal by the district attorney; and 
74,250 cases (6'/2%) were disposed of by other means. 



Cases Pending 

Because the total number of district court criminal 
cases filed in 1978 again exceeded the total number 
disposed of in 1978, there was an increase in the number 
of cases pending at the end of the year : from 1 37, 1 44 cases 
pending on December 31, 1977 to 161,026 cases pending 
on December 31, 1978, an increase of 23,882 cases, or 
about 17%. The five-year trend in the numbers of district 
court criminal cases pending at year end is shown in the 
second of the following bar graphs. Following a slight 
decrease in 1975, the number of cases pending on 
December 31 has risen significantly in each of the last 
three years. 

As is shown on the table, "Ratios of District Court 
Criminal Dispositions to Total Caseload, and Ratios of 
Cases Pending on December 31, 1978 to Cases Disposed 
of During 1978," 87.7% of the total district court criminal 
caseload was disposed of during the year. (Total caseload 
includes the number of cases pending at the beginning of 
the year as well as the number filed during the year.) This 
is a slight improvement: 87.3% of the 1977 total caseload 
was disposed of in 1977. The variation among the 
individual counties on these measures is the lowest of any 



125 



of the major case categories, but it is not insubstantial: in 
the county ranked first (Camden), 96.9% of the caseload 
was disposed of by the end of the year, while in the 100th- 
ranked county (Durham), 64.2% of the caseload was 
disposed of. 



Time from Filing to Disposition 

The 801,787 motor vehicle criminal cases disposed of in 
1978 were, on the average, disposed of 39.1 days after 
filing; the average time from filing to disposition for the 
350,589 non-motor vehicle cases disposed of in 1978 was 
43.9 days. 

These averages are substantially lower than those for 
any other major case category (district court civil cases, 
superior court civil and superior court criminal cases). 
Almost two-thirds of the district court criminal cases 
(752,508 cases, 65.3%) disposed of in 1978 were disposed 
of in less than 30 days. An overwhelming majority 
(1 ,080,876 cases, 93.8%) of 1978 dispositions were within 
120 days of filing. 

These figures, of course, include those cases disposed of 
by waiver of appearance. Such cases, which do not 
require the resources of the trial courts, are generally 
disposed of within 30 days of filing, and as indicated 
earlier, they constitute a substantial portion of the district 
court criminal cases disposed of. A separate computation 
of the average time from filing to disposition of just those 
cases not disposed of by waiver in, 1978 was not 
performed; there can be no doubt, however, that the 
average time from filing to disposition of non-waived 
cases was considerably higher than the lower figures 
reported above. 



Ages of Pending Cases 

The average age of the 102,713 motor vehicle cases 
pending on December 31, 1978 was 136.8 days, about 4 l A 
months. Of the 58,313 non-motor vehicle cases still 
pending at the end of 1978, the average age was 221.3 
days — over 7 months. Of the total district court criminal 
caseload pending on December 31 (16 1,026 cases), 56,577 
cases (35.1%) had been pending for more than 120 days. 

As of December 3 1 , 1977, 7,3 13 district court criminal 
cases older than two years were still pending in the district 
courts; by December 31, 1978, there were 4,951 over two 
years old pending, a decrease of 2,362 cases. However 
there was an increase of 9,253 cases in the number 
between one and two years old: 8,321 such cases were 
pending at the end of 1977 and 17,574 (more than double) 
were pending at the end of 1978. Combining these two 
categories, 15,634 cases over one year old had been left 
pending on December 3 1 , 1977 and 22,525 cases over one 
year were still pending on December 31, 1978, an increase 
of 44%. In sum, the situation on ages of pending cases at 
the end of 1978 is considerably worse than it was at the 
end of 1977. 

As noted in the section, "Superior Court Criminal 
Cases," the "speedy trial" provisions of G. S 15A-701, et 
seq., mandating dispositions of all criminal cases filed on 
or after October 1, 1978 within 120 days of filing, permit 
delays for certain good causes. Whether an individual 
case may be dismissed because of failure to meet the 
statutory standard, then, will necesarily be decided on a 
case-by-case basis. Thus the fact that 35% of the district 
court criminal cases pending on December 31, 1978 were 
older than 120 days does not provide a basis for 
speculation as to the possible number of cases which 
might be dismissed under the "speedy trial" statutes. (As 
noted earlier, data which will provide information on the 
extent of dismissals required by these statutes will be 
collected during 1979.) 



126 



DISTRICT COURT CRIMINAL CASE FILINGS AND DISPOSITIONS, 1974-1978 



1,300,000 



1,200,000 



1,176,258 



1,100,000 - 1,089,512, n^n 
1,000,000 
900,000 

800,000 

i 
i 

! 700,000 



£ 600,000 

E 

p 

500,000 



400,000 
300,000 
200,000 
100,000 





1,121,028 



1,1 52,3.76 




1974 



1975 



1976 



1977 



1978 



Filings: 



Dispositions: 



127 



DISTRICT COURT CRIMINAL CASES PENDING ON DEC EMBER 31, 1974- I97X 




1974 



1975 



1976 



1977 



1978 



128 



MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES PENDING, FILED AM) DISPOSED 01 

IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 





( ascs 


C ases 


Total 






< 


ases Disp 


osed of, Ii7> 


i 






Cases 


lnerease/ 




Plea of 


Plea of 


Waiver 


Prelim. 


Dismissal 




Total 


% Dis- 


Decrease 




Pending 


filed 


Caseload 


Not (iuilty 


Guiltj 


of Ap- 


Hearing 


by District 


Other 


Disp.,- 


posal ol 


Pending 


in Pending 


District 1 


1/1/78 


1978 


]v>7X 


(.ludgel 


(Judge) 


pea ranee 


(Judge) 


Attorney 




sitions 


by Waiver 


12/31/78 


Cases 


Camden 


137 


936 


1,073 


67 


192 


649 


2 


54 


85 


1,049 


61.9% 


24 


-113 


Chowan 


108 


1,481 


1,589 


85 


306 


934 


7 


32 


95 


1,459 


64.0% 


130 


+ 22 


Currituck 


174 


2,528 


2,702 


126 


437 


1,611 


3 


34 


323 


2,534 


63.6% 


168 


6 


Dare 


277 


3,053 


3,330 


87 


539 


1,875 


IX 


219 


251 


2,989 


62.7% 


341 


+ 64 


Gates 


163 


1,735 


1,898 


102 


212 


1,380 


1 


29 


15 


1,620 


77.8% 


278 


+ 115 


Pasquotank 


247 


3,457 


3,704 


191 


684 


2,380 


3 


125 


65 


3,448 


69.0% 


256 


+ 9 


Perquimans 


134 


1,348 


1,482 


75 


211 


1,014 





67 


24 


1,391 


72.9% 


91 


- 43 


District Totals 


1,240 


14,538 


15,778 


733 


2,581 


9,724 


34 


560 


858 


14,490 


67.1% 


1,288 


+ 48 


District 2 




























Beaufort 


344 


7,356 


7,700 


493 


1,034 


4,778 


159 


511 


200 


7,175 


66.6% 


525 


+ 181 


Hyde 


25 


504 


529 


74 


66 


319 





14 


28 


501 


63.7% 


28 


+ 3 


Martin n 


260 


3,703 


3,963 


384 


962 


2,041 


4 


145 


91 


3,627 


56.3% 


336 


+ 76 


Tyrrell 


24 


515 


539 


40 


51 


383 


5 


12 


18 


509 


75.2% 


30 


+ 6 


Washington 


195 


1,455 


1,650 


177 


270 


1,007 


3 


66 


30 


1,553 


64.8% 


97 


- 98 


District Totals 


848 


13,533 


14,381 


1,168 


2,383 


8,528 


171 


748 


367 


13,365 


63.8% 


1,016 


+168 


District 3 




























Carteret 


696 


6,610 


7,306 


149 


1,674 


3,377 


38 


511 


594 


6,343 


53.2% 


963 


+267 


Craven 


873 


12,437 


13,310 


603 


2,851 


7,764 


15 


940 


56 


12,229 


63.5% 


1,081 


+208 


Pamlico 


51 


1,177 


1,228 


80 


367 


552 


46 


95 


27 


1,167 


47.3% 


61 


+ 10 


Pitt 


1,175 


12,890 


14,065 


650 


3,297 


7,823 


33 


899 


66 


12,768 


61.3% 


1,297 


+ 122 


District Totals 


2,795 


33,114 


35,909 


1,482 


8,189 


19,516 


132 


2,445 


743 


32,507 


60.0% 


3,402 


+607 


District 4 




























Duplin 


717 


6,341 


7,058 


48 


1,471 


3,606 


8 


426 


110 


5,669 


63.6% 


1,389 


+672 


Jones 


182 


1,960 


2,142 


46 


503 


1,139 





147 


139 


1,974 


57.7% 


168 


- 14 


Onslow 


1,562 


15,385 


16,947 


301 


5,005 


7,831 


4 


1,557 


229 


14,927 


52.5% 


2,020 


+458 


Sampson 


1,031 


11,019 


12,050 


152 


2,885 


6,462 


4 


518 


442 


10,463 


61.8% 


1,587 


+556 


District Totals 


3,492 


34,705 


38,197 


547 


9,864 


19,038 


16 


2,648 


920 


33,033 


57.6% 


5,164 


+1,672 


District 5 




























New Hanover 


1,966 


15,032 


16,998 


1,586 


2,851 


7,766 


113 


2,324 


456 


15,096 


51.4% 


1,902 


- 64 


Pender 


651 


4,441 


5,092 


203 


1,178 


2,514 


4 


453 


132 


4,484 


56.1% 


608 


- 43 


District Totals 


2,617 


19,473 


22,090 


1,789 


4,029 


10,280 


117 


2,777 


588 


19,580 


52.5% 


2,510 


-107 


District 6 




























Bertie 


250 


3,889 


4,139 


129 


585 


2,662 


21 


150 


226 


3,773 


70.6% 


366 


+ 116 


Halifax 


693 


11,045 


11,738 


298 


1,980 


6,203 


11 


813 


1,408 


10,713 


57.9% 


1,025 


+332 


Hertford 


492 


4,927 


5,419 


248 


812 


3,305 


11 


409 


94 


4,879 


67.7% 


540 


+ 48 


Northampton 


204 


6,741 


6,945 


180 


1,035 


4,009 


24 


482 


944 


6,674 


60.1% 


271 


+ 67 


District Totals 


1,639 


26,602 


28,241 


855 


4,412 


16,179 


67 


1,854 


2,672 


26,039 


62.1% 


2,202 


+563 


District 7 




























Edgecombe 


611 


5,685 


6,296 


299 


999 


3,810 


7 


575 


26 


5,716 


66.7% 


580 


- 31 


Nash 


829 


8,681 


9,510 


352 


1,434 


5,643 


41 


1,132 


31 


8,633 


65.4% 


877 


+ 48 


Wilson 


767 


8,538 


9,305 


315 


1,166 


5,705 


34 


533 


381 


8,134 


70.1% 


1,171 


+404 


District Totals 


2,207 


22,904 


25,111 


966 


3,599 


15,158 


82 


2,240 


438 


22,483 


67.4% 


2,628 


+421 



29 



MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES PENDING, FILED AND DISPOSED 01 

IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



District 8 


( ases 
Pending 

1/1/78 


( ases 
Filed 

1978 


Total 

Caseload 

ls>78 


Plea of 

Not Guilty 

(Judge) 


Plea of 
Guilty 
(Judge) 


Waiver 
Of Ap- 

pearance 


Prelim. 
Hearing 
(Judge) 


Dismissal 
by District 
Attorney 


Other 


Total 
Dispo- 
sitions 


<7r Dis- 
posed of 
by Waiver 


(ases 
Pending 

12/31/78 


Increase/ 

Decrease 

in Pending 

Cases 


Green 
Lenoir 
Wayne 
District Totals 


145 

906 

1,088 

2,139 


1,736 

9,003 

14,059 

24,798 


1,881 

9,909 
15,147 
26,937 


52 
260 
401 
713 


333 
1,992 
2,534 
4,859 


1,146 

5,218 

9,021 

15,385 


2 

33 
64 
99 


73 

938 

1,554 

2,565 


125 

488 
113 
726 


1,731 

8,929 

13,687 

24,347 


66.2% 
58.4% 
65.9% 
63.2% 


150 

980 

1,460 

2,590 


+ 5 
+ 74 
+372 
+451 


District 9 




























Franklin 

Granville 

Person 

Vance 

Warren 

District Totals 


304 
261 
277 
347 
192 
1,381 


4,305 
4,118 
3,574 
4,316 
2,070 
18,383 


4,609 
4,379 
3,851 
4,663 
2,262 
19,764 


315 
145 
211 
232 
100 
1,003 


1,092 
1,075 
1,139 
875 
484 
4,665 


2,452 
2,308 
1,822 
2,481 
1,170 
10,233 


13 

8 
4 

11 
3 

39 


279 
489 
258 
388 
74 
1,488 


28 
45 
35 

291 
43 

442 


4,179 
4,070 
3,469 
4,278 
1,874 
17,870 


58.7% 
56.7% 
52.5% 
58.0% 
62.4% 
57.3% 


430 
309 
382 
385 
388 
1,894 


+ 126 
+ 48 
+ 105 
+ 38 
+ 196 
+513 


District 10 




























Wake 


5,830 


48,914 


54,744 


2,874 


9,204 


28,051 


83 


7,156 


154 


47,522 


59.0% 


7,222 


+1,392 


District 11 




























Harnett 
Johnston 
Lee 
District Totals 


732 
1,063 

362 
2,157 


8,277 
13,270 

3,631 
25,178 


9,009 
14,333 

3,993 
27,335 


318 

562 

122 

1,002 


2,123 

3,024 

847 

5,994 


4,548 

6,857 

2,318 

13,723 


14 

11 

6 

31 


896 

855 

254 

2,005 


223 

1,573 

58 

1,854 


8,122 
12,882 

3,605 
24,609 


56.0% 

53.2% 
64.3% 
55.8% 


887 
1,451 

388 
2,726 


+ 155 
+388 
+ 26 
+569 


District 12 




























Cumberland 
Hoke 
District Totals 


3,849 

460 

4,309 


39,896 

4,273 

44,169 


43,745 

4,733 

48,478 


1,974 

162 

2,136 


8,267 
1,144 
9,411 


22,000 

2,617 

24,617 


27 
16 
43 


5,505 

214 

5,719 


1,157 

213 

1370 


38,930 

4,366 

43,296 


56.5% 
59.9% 
56.9% 


4,815 

367 

5,182 


+966 
- 93 
+873 


District 13 




























Bladen 

Brunswick 

Columbus 

District Totals 


596 

374 

774 

1,744 


6,715 

4,897 

8,671 

20,283 


7,311 

5,271 

9,445 

22,027 


165 

153 

1,147 

1,465 


1,630 
1,072 
1,423 
4,125 


4,009 

2,878 

4,335 

11,222 


7 

8 

5 

20 


658 

278 

1,091 

2,027 


105 
258 
333 
696 


6,574 

4,647 

8,334 

19,555 


61.0% 
61.9% 

52.0% 
57.4% 


737 

624 

1,111 

2,472 


+ 141 

+250 
+337 
+728 


District 14 




























Durham 


5,796 


21,047 


26,843 


536 


4,179 


10,158 


36 


2,612 


586 


18,107 


56.1% 


8,736 


+2,940 


District 15 A 




























Alamance 


1,157 


11,120 


12,277 


879 


2,919 


6,131 


6 


717 


314 


10,966 


55.9% 


1,311 


+154 


District 15 B 




























Chatham 
Orange 

District Totals 


411 
1,386 
1,797 


4,980 
11,217 
16,197 


5,391 
12,603 
17,994 


145 
493 
638 


1,674 
2,622 
4,296 


2,714 
7,036 
9,750 




8 
8 


291 
512 
803 


62 

785 
847 


4,886 
11.456 
16,342 


55.5% 
61.4% 
59.7% 


505 
1,147 
1,652 


+ 94 
-239 
-145 



130 



MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES PENDING, FILED AND DISPOSED ()i 

IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 





Cases 
Pending 

1/1/78 


Cases 
Filed 

1978 


Total 

Caseload 

1978 








C ases Dis( 


>osed of, 1978 






( ases 
Pending 

12/31/78 


1 ncrease/ 


District 16 


Plea "f 

Not (Juilt 

(Judge) 


Plea of 

I Guilty 

(Judge) 


Waiver 
of Ap- 
pearance 


Prelim. 
Hearing 
(Judge) 


Dismissal 
by Distric 

Attorney 


1 Other 


Total 
Dispo- 
sitions 


% Dis- 
posed of 
by Waiver 


Decrease 

in Pending 

Cases 


Robeson 
Scotland 

District Totals 


1,064 

467 

1,531 


17,359 

5,358 
22,717 


18,423 

5,825 

24,248 


424 

122 
546 


3,978 

1,027 
5,005 


9,431 

3,677 

13,108 


14 

4 

18 


207 
128 
335 


2,529 

348 
2,877 


16,583 

5,306 
21,889 


56.9% 
69.3% 
59.9% 


1,840 

519 

2,359 


+776 
+ 52 
+828 


District 17 




























Caswell 
Rockingham 
Stokes 
Surry 

District Totals 


356 

1,105 

230 

829 

2,520 


2,323 
10,199 

3,775 

6,277 

22,574 


2,679 

11,304 

4,005 

7,106 

25,094 


136 
682 
504 
279 
1,601 


477 
2,068 

346 
1,398 
4,289 


1,356 
6,547 
2,418 
3,687 
14,008 


4 
6 
2 
5 
17 


147 
671 
232 
635 
1,685 


76 
168 

56 
422 
722 


2,196 

10,142 

3,558 

6,426 

22,322 


61.7% 
64.6% 
68.0% 
57.4% 
62.8% 


483 
1,162 

447 

680 

2,772 


+ 127 
+ 57 
+217 
-149 
+252 


District 18 




























Guilford 


6,675 


45,932 


52,607 


2,344 


8,896 


28,556 


67 


6,460 


596 


46,919 


60.9% 


5,588 


-987 


District 19 




























Cabarrus 
Montgomery 
Randolph 
Rowan 
District Totals 


1,180 
367 
910 
989 

3,446 


12,386 

4,017 

8,540 

11,191 

36,134 


13,566 

4,384 

9,450 

12,180 

39,580 


836 
193 
573 
718 
2,320 


1,425 
555 
1,264 
1,389 
4,633 


8,715 
2,854 
6,033 
7,557 
25,159 


11 

11 
6 
7 

35 


1,127 
175 
543 
499 

2,344 


110 
52 
128 
702 
992 


12,224 

3.840 

8,547 

10,872 

35,483 


71.3% 
74.3% 
70.6% 
69.5% 
70.9% 


1,342' 

544 

903 

1 ,308 

4,097 


+ 162 
+ 177 
- 7 
+319 
+651 


District 20 




























Anson 
Moore 
Richmond 
Stanly 
Union 
District Totals 


338 
620 
677 
714 
520 
2,869 


4,574 
6,671 
6,571 
7,047 
7,678 
32,541 


4,912 
7,291 
7,248 
7,761 
8,198 
35,410 


199 
160 
267 
43 
382 
1,051 


1,104 
2,047 
1,636 
1,820 
1,797 
8,404 


2,802 
3,656 
3,763 
4,397 
4,666 
19,284 


10 
9 
43 
27 
47 
136 


289 
310 
451 
636 
267 
1,953 


197 
497 
397 
147 
479 
1,717 


4,601 
6,679 
6,557 
7,070 
7,638 
32,545 


60.9% 

54.7% 
57.4% 
62.2% 
61.1% 
59.3% 


311 
612 
691 
691 
560 
2,865 


- 27 

8 
+ 14 

- 23 
+ 40 

- 4 


District 21 




























Forsyth 


4,554 


38,407 


42,961 


2,408 


5,664 


24,703 


46 


5,815 


264 


38,900 


63.5% 


4,061 


-493 


District 22 




























Alexander 
Davidson 
Davie 
Iredell 
District Totals 


190 

1,320 

334 

820 

2,664 


2,076 

13,922 

4,343 

9,746 

30,087 


2,266 
15,242 

4,677 
10,566 
32,751 


102 
420 
76 
355 
953 


466 
2,825 

524 
1,843 
5,658 


1,267 
8,710 
3,024 
6,353 
19,354 


4 
2 
1 

17 
24 


188 

1,770 
317 
942 

3,217 


19 
133 
121 
151 
424 


2,046 

13,860 

4,063 

9,661 

29,630 


61.9% 

62.8% 
74.4% 
65.8% 
65.3% 


220 

1,382 

614 

905 

3,121 


+ 30 
+ 62 
+280 
+ 85 
+457 


District 23 




























Alleghany 
Ashe 
Wilkes 
Yadkin 

District Totals 


37 

178 

907 

224 

1,346 


695 

1,639 

6,695 

2,776 

11,805 


732 

1,817 

7,602 

3,000 

13,151 


53 
177 
491 
189 
910 


161 
429 

1,563 
555 

2,708 


369 

909 

4,141 

1,797 

7,216 


14 

1 

8 



23 


34 
42 

393 
61 

530 


33 

99 

325 

165 

622 


664 

1,657 

6,921 

2,767 

12,009 


55.6% 
54.9% 
59.8% 
64.9% 
60.1% 


68 

160 

681 

233 

1,142 


+ 31 
- 18 
-226 
+ 9 
-204 



131 



MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES PENDING, FILED AND DISPOSED 01 

IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 





Cases 
Pending 

1/1/78 


(uses 
filed 
1978 


Total 
Caseload 

1978 








Cases Disposed of, 1978 






Cases 
Pending 

12/31/78 


Increase/ 


District 24 


I'lea of 

Nol Guilt 

(Judge) 


Plea of 
Guilty 
(Judge) 


Waiver 
of Ap- 
pearance 


Prelim. 
Hearing 
(Judge) 


Dismissal 
\\\ Distric 
Attorney 


Other 


Total 
Dispo- 
sitions 


% Dis- 
posed of 
)y Waiver 


Decrease 

in Pending 

Cases 


Avery 
Madison 
Mitchell 
Watauga 
Yancey 
District Totals 


95 
179 
138 
571 
118 
1,101 


1,251 
2,389 
1,210 
4,531 
1,678 
11,059 


1,346 
2,568 
1,348 
5,102 
1,796 
12,160 


51 
53 
45 

153 
79 

381 


179 
163 
227 
740 
186 
1,495 


663 
1,346 

623 
2,976 
1,007 
6,615 


25 
1 
5 

2 

33 


186 
673 
190 

378 

347 

1,774 


63 
49 
58 

123 
43 

336 


1,167 

2,285 
1,148 
4,370 
1,664 
10,634 


56.8% 
58.9% 
54.3% 
68.1% 
60.5% 
62.2% 


179 
283 
200 
732 
132 
1,526 


+ 84 
+ 104 
+ 62 
+ 161 
+ 14 
+425 


District 25 




























Burke 

Caldwell 

Catawba 

District Totals 


1,063 

713 

1,148 

2,924 


10,295 

7,226 

13,264 

30,785 


11,358 

7,939 

14,412 

33,709 


202 
255 
442 
899 


2,278 
2,058 
3,829 
8,165 


6,400 

3,965 

7,667 

18,032 


9 
12 

7 
28 


1,294 
512 
745 

2,551 


308 

200 

590 

1,098 


10,491 

7,002 

13,280 

30,773 


61.0% 
56.6% 
57.7% 
58.6% 


867 

937 

1,132 

2,936 


-196 
+224 
- 16 
+ 12 


District 26 




























Mecklenburg 


9,123 


52,208 


61,331 


2,615 


9,638 


28,552 


122 


9,640 


413 


50,980 


56.0% 


10,351 


+1,228 


District 27 A 




























Gaston 


2,359 


15,843 


18,202 


618 


3,474 


9,120 


24 


2,876 


289 


16,401 


55.6% 


1,801 


-558 


District 27 B 




























Cleveland 
Lincoln 
District Totals 


1,072 

480 

1,552 


10,722 

4,701 

15,423 


11,794 

5,181 

16,975 


132 
111 
243 


2,342 
1,166 
3,508 


6,475 
2,558 
9,033 


8 

7 

15 


1,003 

719 

1,722 


457 

18 

475 


10,417 

4,579 

14,996 


62.2% 
55.9% 
60.2% 


1,377 

602 

1,979 


+305 
+ 122 
+427 


District 28 




























Buncombe 


1,172 


16,350 


17,522 


515 


3,459 


10,955 


31 


1,063 


424 


16,447 


66.6% 


1,075 


- 97 


District 29 




























Henderson 
McDowell 
Polk 

Rutherford 
Transylvania 
District Totals 


879 
438 
281 
432 
308 
2,338 


6,829 
5,353 
2,472 
3,875 
2,445 
20,974 


7,708 
5,791 
2,753 
4,307 
2,753 
23,312 


144 
197 
80 
248 
116 
785 


818 
859 
370 
766 
321 
3,134 


4,301 
3,376 
1,559 
2,351 
1,550 
13,137 


4 

13 

3 

14 
21 

55 


805 
289 
71 
152 
197 
1,514 


485 
308 
331 
289 
74 
1,487 


6,557 
5,042 
2,414 
3,820 
2,279 
20,112 


65.6% 
67.0% 
64.6% 
61.5% 
68.0% 
65.3% 


1,151 
749 
339 
487 
474 

3,200 


+272 
+311 
+ 58 
+ 55 
+ 166 
+862 


District 30 




























Cherokee 

Clay 

Graham 

Haywood 

Jackson 

Macon 

Swain 

District Totals 


148 

24 

66 

501 

294 

155 

133 

1,321 


2,226 

594 

566 

6,758 

2,966 

3,116 

1,834 

18,060 


2,374 

618 

632 

7,259 

3,260 

3,271 

1,967 

19,381 


15 

2 

20 

88 

122 

35 

6 

288 


378 

90 

69 

1,216 

479 

326 

283 

2,841 


1,327 

355 

369 

3,611 

1,683 

1,580 

1,235 

10,160 


2 
1 



16 

21 

2 

3 

45 


371 

28 

73 

490 

206 

164 

75 

1,407 


82 

92 

6 

1,210 

380 

911 

214 

2,895 


2,175 

568 

537 

6,631 

2.891 

3,018 

1.816 

17,636 


61.0% 

62.5% 
68.7% 
54.5% 
58.2% 
52.4% 
68.0% 
57.6% 


199 

50 

95 

628 

369 

253 

151 

1,745 


+ 51 
+ 26 
+ 29 
+ 127 
+ 75 
+ 98 
+ 18 
+424 



STATE TOTALS 88,643 815,857 904,500 37,263 165,680 484,685 1,703 83,250 29.206 801,787 60.5% 102,713 +14,070 



132 



NON MOTOR-VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES PENDING, FILED AND DISPOSED OF 

IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 





Cases 


Cases 


Total 








Cases 


Disposed 


.f, 1978 








C ases 


| ncrease/ 




Plea of 


Plea of 


Plea of 


Waiver 


Prelim. 


Dismissal 




Total 


% Dis- 


Decrease 




Pending 


Filed 


Caseload 


Not Guilt 


V Guilty 


Guilty 


of Ap- 


Hearing 


by District 


Other 


Dispo- 


posed of 


Pending 


in Pending 


District 1 


1/1/78 


1978 


1978 


(Judge) 


(Judge) 


(Magistral 


e) pearance 


(Judge) 


Attorney 




sitions 


by Waiver 


12/31/78 


( ases 


Camden 


8 


133 


141 


6 


24 


24 


1 


25 


19 


28 


127 


.8% 


14 


+ 6 


Chowan 


64 


522 


586 


114 


188 


34 


54 


28 


69 


65 


552 


9.8% 


34 


- 30 


Currituck 


81 


441 


522 


71 


60 


106 


9 


52 


28 


151 


477 


1.9% 


45 


- 36 


Dare 


81 


856 


937 


42 


169 


115 


45 


81 


138 


197 


787 


5.7% 


150 


+ 69 


Gates 


14 


308 


322 


30 


53 


72 


62 


38 


9 


8 


272 


22.8% 


50 


+ 36 


Pasquotank 


66 


1,534 


1,600 


240 


553 


228 


122 


105 


114 


141 


1,503 


8.1% 


97 


+ 31 


Perquimans 


17 


315 


332 


67 


64 


24 


1 


32 


33 


91 


312 


.3% 


20 


+ 3 


District Totals 


331 


4,109 


4,440 


570 


1,111 


603 


294 


361 


410 


681 


4,030 


7J% 


410 


+ 79 


District 2 






























Beaufort 


135 


2,691 


2,826 


369 


672 


259 


457 


206 


201 


536 


2,700 


16.9% 


126 


- 9 


Hyde 


15 


347 


362 


37 


53 


118 


21 


14 


34 


72 


349 


6.0% 


13 


- 2 


Martin 


119 


1,668 


1,787 


203 


553 


85 


274 


98 


86 


287 


1,586 


17.3% 


201 


+ 82 


Tyrrell 


7 


132 


139 


41 


22 


24 


7 


6 


5 


20 


125 


5.6% 


14 


+ 7 


Washington 


67 


769 


836 


191 


172 


56 


224 


62 


60 


31 


796 


28.1% 


40 


- 27 


District Totals 


343 


5,607 


5,950 


841 


1,472 


542 


983 


386 


386 


946 


5,556 


17.7% 


394 


+ 51 


District 3 






























Carteret 


479 


3,540 


4,019 


178 


849 


282 


173 


218 


771 


902 


3,373 


5.1% 


646 


+ 167 


Craven 


343 


4,040 


4,383 


514 


942 


424 


723 


513 


710 


172 


3,998 


18.1% 


385 


+ 42 


Pamlico 


40 


484 


524 


61 


120 


81 


36 


60 


122 


15 


495 


7.3% 


29 


- 11 


Pitt 


979 


7,287 


8,266 


860 


2,081 


430 


2,052 


605 


1,014 


198 


7,240 


28.3% 


1,026 


+ 47 


District Totals 


1,841 


15,351 


17,192 


1,613 


3,992 


1,217 


2,984 


1,396 


2,617 


1,287 


15,106 


19.8% 


2,086 


+245 


District 4 






























Duplin 


438 


2,155 


2,593 


38 


435 


26 


653 


62 


346 


230 


1,790 


36.5% 


803 


+365 


Jones 


49 


507 


556 


51 


105 


51 


32 


30 


173 


34 


476 


6.7% 


80 


+ 31 


Onslow 


582 


7,360 


7,942 


390 


2,501 


381 


1,063 


367 


1,232 


1,281 


7,215 


14.7% 


727 


+ 145 


Sampson 


477 


2,690 


3,167 


81 


582 


122 


721 


71 


464 


412 


2,453 


29.4% 


714 


+237 


District Totals 


1,546 


12,712 


14,258 


560 


3,623 


580 


2,469 


530 


2,215 


1,957 


11,934 


20.7% 


2,324 


+778 


District 5 






























New Hanover 


1,906 


8,822 


10,728 


1.111 


2,534 


334 


1,007 


801 


1,866 


647 


8,300 


12.1% 


2,428 


+522 


Pender 


157 


989 


1,146 


109 


250 


255 


3 


39 


174 


152 


982 


.3% 


164 


+ 7 


District Totals 


2,063 


9,811 


11,874 


1,220 


2,784 


589 


1,010 


840 


2,040 


799 


9,282 


10.9% 


2,592 


+529 


District 6 






























Bertie 


74 


805 


879 


123 


179 


112 


92 


66 


117 


87 


776 


11.9% 


103 


+ 29 


Halifax 


359 


3,745 


4,104 


489 


801 


607 


239 


249 


902 


324 


3,611 


6.6% 


493 


+ 134 


Hertford 


113 


1,367 


1,480 


205 


261 


128 


330 


76 


208 


130 


1,338 


24.7% 


142 


+ 29 


Northampton 


48 


586 


634 


61 


148 


83 


90 


69 


98 


60 


609 


14.8% 


25 


- 23 


District Totals 


594 


6,503 


7,097 


878 


1,389 


930 


751 


460 


1,325 


601 


6,334 


11.9% 


763 


+ 169 


District 7 






























Edgecombe 


496 


5,106 


5,602 


606 


1,448 


583 


1,007 


366 


835 


292 


5,137 


19.6% 


465 


- 31 


Nash 


541 


5,022 


5,563 


562 


1,121 


585 


1,426 


430 


733 


241 


5,098 


28.0% 


465 


- 76 


Wilson 


388 


4,049 


4,437 


339 


1,004 


230 


666 


330 


524 


746 


3,839 


17.3% 


598 


+210 


District Totals 


1,425 


14,177 


15,602 


1,507 


3,573 


1,398 


3,099 


1,126 


2,092 


1,279 


14,074 


22.0% 


1,528 


+ 103 



133 



NON MOTOR-VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES PENDING, FILED AND DISPOSED OF 

IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 





(uses 
Pending 

1/1/78 


C ases 
Filed 

1978 


Total 

C aseluad 

1978 








Cases 


Disposed 


of. 1978 








Cases 
Pending 
12/31/78 


Increase/ 


District 8 


Plea or 

Not (.uil 

(Judge) 


Plea of 

1 Guilty 

(Judge) 


Plea of 
Guilty 

(Magistra 


Waiver 

of Ap- 
e) pearance 


Prelim. 
Hearing 

(Judge) 


Dismissa 

h\ Distrii 
Attorney 


Other 


Total 
Dispo- 
sitions 


9c Dis- 
posed of 
by Waiver 


Decrease 

in Pending 
Cases 


Greene 
Lenoir 
Wayne 
District Totals 


59 
402 
472 
933 


736 

4,872 

5,829 

11,437 


795 

5,274 

6,301 

12,370 


100 

565 

539 

1,204 


163 

1,545 
1,507 
3,215 


59 
614 
261 
934 


106 

117 

988 

1,211 


78 
400 
318 
796 


189 
1,195 
1,680 
3,064 


52 
328 
405 
785 


747 

4,764 

5,698 

11,209 


14.2% 

2.5% 

17.3% 

10.8% 


48 

510 

603 

1,161 


- n 

+ 108 
+131 
+228 


District 9 






























Franklin 
Granville 
Person 
Vance 
Warren 
District Totals 


89 

114 
123 
170 
97 
593 


1,487 
1,810 
1,590 
2,620 
1,059 
8,566 


1,576 
1,924 
1,713 
2,790 
1,156 
9,159 


227 
234 
316 
366 
168 
1,311 


379 
552 
468 
813 
293 
2,505 


89 
190 
237 

55 
165 
736 


332 
431 
135 
426 
41 
1,365 


127 
90 

114 
57 
32 

420 


233 
216 
197 
385 
163 
1,194 


51 

85 
54 

487 
56 

733 


1,438 
1,798 
1,521 
2,589 
918 
8,264 


23.1% 

24.0% 

8.9% 

16.5% 

4.5% 
16.5% 


138 
126 
192 
201 
238 
895 


+ 49 
+ 12 
+ 69 
+ 31 
+ 141 
+302 


District 10 






























Wake 


3,045 


25,244 


28,289 


1,838 


6,973 


3,545 


5,183 


867 


4,380 


1,577 


24,333 


21.2% 


3,956 


+911 


District 11 






























Harnett 

Johnston 

Lee 

District Totals 


282 

420 

304 

1,006 


3,589 

3,334 

3,875 

10,798 


3,871 

3,754 

4,179 

11,804 


366 

414 

326 

1,106 


862 
1,176 
1,263 
3,301 


323 

107 

9 

439 


601 

646 

1,005 

2,252 


134 
121 
182 
437 


800 

534 

499 

1,833 


393 

287 

546 

1,226 


3,479 

3,285 

3,830 

10.594 


17.3% 
19.7% 
26.2% 
21.3% 


392 

469 

349 

1,210 


+ 110 
+ 49 
+ 45 
+204 


District 12 






























Cumberland 
Hoke 
District Totals 


1,875 

172 

2,047 


21,533 

1,408 

22,941 


23,408 

1,580 

24,988 


1,598 

206 

1,804 


4,001 

449 

4,450 


1,588 

6 

1,594 


3,270 

269 

3,539 


56 

44 

100 


4,564 

348 

4,912 


5,742 

96 

5,838 


20,819 

1,418 

22,237 


15.7% 
19.0% 
15.9% 


2,589 
162 

2,751 


+714 
- 10 
+704 


District 13 






























Bladen 

Brunswick 

Columbus 

District Totals 


317 

186 

592 

1,095 


2,274 
1,644 
3,861 
7,779 


2,591 
1,830 
4,453 
8,874 


243 
177 
284 
704 


757 

388 

1,139 

2,284 


492 

131 

767 

1,390 


193 

115 

795 

1,103 


93 

70 

182 

345 


434 

301 

559 

1,294 


157 
394 
150 
701 


2,369 
1,576 
3,876 
7,821 


8.1% 

7.3% 

20.5% 

14.1% 


222 

254 

577 

1,053 


95 
+ 68 

- 15 

- 42 


District 14 






























Durham 


3,508 


12,378 


15,886 


882 


4,056 


137 


1,145 


389 


2,001 


700 


9,310 


12.3% 


6,576 


+3,068 


District 15 A 






























Alamance 


442 


4,480 


4,922 


694 


1,527 


285 


386 


358 


892 


388 


4,530 


8.5% 


392 


- 50 


District 15 B 






























Chatham 
Orange 

District Totals 


HO 
419 
499 


1,156 
3,199 
4,355 


1,236 
3,618 
4,854 


124 
333 
457 


366 

933 

1,299 


197 
198 
395 


129 
454 
583 


72 
348 
420 


237 
630 
867 


59 
286 
345 


1,184 
3,182 
4,366 


10.9% 
14.3% 

13.4% 


5: 

436 
488 


- 28 
+ 17 

- 11 



134 



NON MOTOR-VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES PENDING, FILED AND DISPOSED OF 

IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 





Cases 
rending 
1/1/78 


Cases 
Kiled 
1978 


Total 

Caseload 

1978 








Cases 


Disposed o 


f. 1978 








Cases 
Pending 

12/31/78 


Increase/ 


District 16 


Pica of 

Not (.uilt> 

(Judge) 


Plea of 
Guilty 
(Judge) 


Plea of Waiver 

Guilty of Ap- 

( Magistrate) pearance 


Prelim. 

Hearing 
(Judge) 


Dismissal 
by District 
Attorney 


Other 


Intal 
Dispo- 
sitions 


% Dis- 
posed of 
by Waiver 


Decrease 

n Pending 

C ases 


Robeson 
Scotland 

District Totals 


1,025 

434 

1,459 


9,100 

3,090 

12,190 


10,125 

3,524 
13,649 


753 

338 

1,091 


3,195 

979 
4,174 


571 
381 
952 


1,459 

434 

1,893 


422 

91 

513 


242 
200 
442 


2,150 
418 

2,568 


8,792 

2,841 

11,633 


16.6% 

15.3% 
16.3% 


1,333 

683 

2,016 


+308 
+249 

+557 


District 17 






























Caswell 
Rockingham 
Stokes 
Surry 
District Totals 


131 
572 
127 
525 
1,355 


694 
5,005 

966 
3,270 
9,935 


825 

5,577 

1,093 

3,795 

11,290 


108 
885 
167 
399 
1,559 


162 

1,478 

160 

824 

2,624 


80 
258 
198 
252 
788 


44 

567 

121 

378 

1,110 


31 
193 

36 
198 
458 


57 

706 

92 

549 

1,404 


155 
854 
178 
684 
1,871 


637 
4,941 

952 
3,284 
9,814 


6.9% 
11.5% 
12.7% 
11.5% 

11.3% 


188 
636 
141 
511 
1,476 


+ 57 
+ 64 
+ 14 
- 14 
+ 121 


District 18 






























Guilford 


4,952 


20,729 


25,681 


1,961 


7,746 


2,867 


417 


659 


5,607 


2,295 


21,552 


1.9% 


4,129 


-823 


District 19 






























Cabarrus 
Montgomery 
Randolph 
Rowan 

District Totals 


358 
299 
240 
451 
1348 


3,988 
1,810 
2,713 
4,833 
13,344 


4,346 
2,109 
2,953 
5,284 
14,692 


803 
268 
398 
825 
2,294 


1,197 

239 

666 

1,284 

3,386 


397 

96 

201 

364 

1,058 


416 
234 
446 
512 
1,608 


393 
127 
294 
431 
1,245 


621 
238 
423 
587 
1,869 


181 
532 
209 
791 
1,713 


4,008 
1,734 
2,637 
4,794 
13,173 


10.4% 
13.5% 
16.9% 

10.7% 

12.2% 


338 
375 
316 
490 
1,519 


- 20 
+ 76 
+ 76 
+ 39 
+ 171 


District 20 






























Anson 
Moore 
Richmond 
Stanly 
Union 
District Totals 


202 
238 
338 
369 
329 
1,476 


1,597 
3,245 
2,717 
2,433 
3,380 
13,372 


1,799 
3,483 
3,055 
2,802 
3,709 
14,848 


269 
258 
328 
81 
450 
1,386 


438 
645 
623 
683 
892 
3,281 


192 
248 
238 
211 
172 
1,061 


39 
656 
268 
385 
472 
1,820 


216 
250 
408 
250 
382 
1,506 


348 
651 
726 
573 
693 
2,991 


220 
519 
117 
118 
410 
1,384 


1,722 
3,227 
2,708 
2,301 
3,471 
13,429 


2.3% 
20.3% 

9.9% 
16.7% 
13.6% 
13.6% 


77 
256 
347 
501 
238 
1,419 


-125 
+ 18 
+ 9 
+ 132 

- 91 

- 57 


District 21 






























Forsyth 


1,943 


13,712 


15,655 


2,394 


4,200 


84 


2,035 


1,006 


3,095 


628 


13,442 


15.1% 


2,213 


+270 


District 22 






























Alexander 
Davidson 
Davie 
Iredell 
District Totals 


84 
572 

84 

332 

1,072 


996 
5,578 

819 

4,249 

11,642 


1,080 

6,150 

903 

4,581 

12,714 


86 
830 

80 

381 

1,377 


228 
1,712 

150 
1,254 
3,344 


265 

353 

69 

394 

1,081 


49 
375 

61 
512 
997 


77 
188 

49 
371 
685 


238 

1,585 

96 

1,052 

2,971 


46 

452 

284 

224 

1,006 


989 

5,495 

789 

4,188 

11,461 


5.0% 
6.8% 

7.7% 

12.2% 

8.7% 


91 

655 

114 

393 

1,253 


+ 7 
+ 83 
+ 30 
+ 61 
+ 181 


District 23 






























Alleghany 
Ashe 
Wilkes 
Yadkin 
District Totals 


35 
93 

366 
63 

557 


211 

863 

2,968 

1,146 

5,188 


246 

956 

3,334 

1,209 

5,745 


35 
140 
587 
162 
924 


42 

245 

636 

288 

1,211 


43 

84 

252 

133 

512 


18 

89 

387 

174 

668 


10 
74 

136 
93 

313 


26 
36 

443 
86 

591 


44 

220 

556 

202 

1,023 


218 

888 

2,997 

1,139 

5,242 


8.3% 
10.0% 
12.9% 
15.3% 
12.7% 


28 
68 

337 
70 

503 


7 

- 25 

- 29 
+ 7 

- 54 



135 



NON MOTOR-VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES PENDING, FILED AND DISPOSED OF 

IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 





Cases 


Cases 


Total 








Cases 


Disposed of, 1978 








Cases 


Increase/ 




Plea of 


Plea of 


Plea of 


Waiver 


Prelim. 


Dismissal 




Total 


% Dis- 


Decrease 




Pending 


Filed 


C aseload 


Not Cuil 


> C.uilty 


Guilty 


of Ap- 


Hearing 


by Distric 


Other 


Dispo- 


posed of 


Pending 


in Pending 


District 24 


1/1/78 


I'tTX 


1<»78 


(Judge) 


(Judge) 


(Magistral 


e) pearance 


(Judge) 


Attorney 




sitions 


b> Waiver 


12/31/78 


Cases 


Avery 


193 


755 


948 


40 


161 


67 


39 


31 


222 


305 


865 


4.5% 


83 


-110 


Madison 


122 


376 


498 


48 


51 


60 


2 


22 


188 


64 


435 


.5% 


63 


- 59 


Mitchell 


63 


383 


446 


36 


88 


54 


26 


20 


91 


85 


400 


6.5% 


46 


- 17 


Watauga 


223 


1,025 


1,248 


104 


176 


52 


226 


55 


289 


82 


984 


23.0% 


264 


+ 41 


Yancey 


56 


495 


551 


67 


57 


216 


5 


31 


117 


15 


508 


1.0% 


43 


- 13 


District Totals 


657 


3,034 


3,691 


295 


533 


449 


298 


159 


907 


551 


3,192 


9.3% 


499 


-158 


District 25 






























Burke 


414 


2,801 


3,215 


309 


929 


10 


401 


129 


802 


350 


2,930 


13.7% 


285 


-129 


Caldwell 


592 


3,466 


4,058 


403 


737 


396 


212 


183 


1,257 


341 


3,529 


6.0% 


529 


- 63 


Catawba 


659 


7,035 


7,694 


597 


1,506 


709 


747 


424 


1,859 


1,372 


7,214 


10.4% 


480 


-179 


District Totals 


1,665 


13,302 


14,967 


1,309 


3,172 


1,115 


1,360 


736 


3,918 


2,063 


13,673 


9.9% 


1,294 


-371 


District 26 






























Mecklenburg 


5,798 


21,364 


27,162 


1,534 


4,423 


1,324 


1,269 


1,299 


8,423 


1,246 


19,518 


6.5% 


7,644 +1,846 


District 27 A 































Gaston 1,443 13,359 14,802 1,148 3,088 1,471 812 394 2,616 3,804 13,333 6.1% 1,469 + 26 

District 27 B 

Cleveland 504 4,829 5,333 319 1,522 334 393 227 1,635 445 4,875 8.1% 458 - 46 

Lincoln 271 1,904 2,175 183 473 141 230 138 581 151 1,897 12.1% 287 + 7 

District Totals 775 6,733 7,508 502 1,995 475 623 365 2,216 596 6,772 9.2% 736 - 39 



District 28 



Buncombe 


697 


10,657 


11,354 


618 


3,871 


1,093 


1,303 


754 


1,125 


1,694 


10,458 


12.5% 


896 


+199 


District 29 






























Henderson 
McDowell 
Polk 

Rutherford 
Transylvania 
District Totals 


433 
181 
39 
212 
119 
984 


3,480 
1,635 
664 
2,602 
1,017 
9,398 


3,913 
1,816 
703 
2,814 
1,136 
10382 


203 
146 
97 
372 
104 
922 


749 
425 
164 
483 
263 
2,084 


829 
279 
65 
726 
172 
2,071 


28 
41 
15 

236 
63 

383 


185 
117 

47 
205 

64 
618 


611 
208 
162 
360 
170 
1,511 


703 
266 
110 
208 
112 
1,399 


3,308 
1,482 

660 
2,590 

948 
8,988 


.8% 
2.8% 
2.3% 
9.1% 
6.6% 
4.3% 


605 
334 
43 
224 
188 
1,394 


+ 172 
+ 153 
+ 4 
+ 12 
+ 69 
+410 


District 30 































Cherokee 

Clay 

Graham 

Haywood 

Jackson 

Macon 

Swain 



103 

22 

59 
547 

98 
125 

55 



784 
181 
294 
2,818 
711 
661 
745 



887 
203 
353 
3,365 
809 
786 
800 



12 
7 
20 
107 
34 
21 
34 



199 

37 

63 
516 

59 
108 

92 



106 

57 
76 
411 
209 
119 
214 



District Totals 1,009 6,194 7,203 235 1,074 1,192 



28 

7 

13 

332 

9 

48 

23 

460 



41 
19 

191 
64 
66 
18 



246 

23 

82 

530 

121 

113 

94 



179 811 



17 

58 
502 
195 

171 
238 



167 
312 
2,589 
691 
646 
713 



3.5% 
4.2% 
4.2% 
12.8% 
1.3% 
7.4% 
3.2% 



76 

36 

41 

776 

118 

140 

87 



- 27 
+ 14 

- 18 
+229 
+ 20 
+ 15 
+ 32 



399 1,209 1,360 5,929 7.8% 1,274 +265 



STATE TOTALS 48,501360,401408,902 36,738 97,760 32,907 45,383 20,340 72,417 45,044 350,589 12.9% 58,313 +9,812 



136 



RATIOS OF DISTRICT COURT CRIMINAL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL CASELOAD, AND 
RATIOS OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1978 TO CASES DISPOSED OF DURING 1978* 



District 1 


Total 
Caseload 


Total 
Dispo- 
sitions 


%of 
Dispositions 
to Caseload 


Total Cases 
Pending 

12/31/78 


Total 
Dispo- 
sitions 


%of 
Pending Cases 
to Dispositions 


County 
Ranking 
on Ratios 


Camden 
Chowan 
Currituck 
Dare 
Gates 

Pasquotank 
Perquimans 
District Totals 


1,214 
2,175 
3,224 
4,267 
2,220 
5,304 
1,814 
20,218 


1,176 
2,011 
3,011 
3,776 
1,892 
4,951 
1,703 
18,520 


96.9% 

92.5% 
93.4% 
88.5% 
85.2% 
93.3% 
93.9% 
91.6% 


38 
164 
213 
491 
328 
353 
111 
1,698 


1,176 
2,011 
3,011 
3,776 
1,892 
4,951 
1,703 
18,520 


3.2% 
8.2% 
7.1% 
13.0% 
17.3% 
7.1% 
6.5% 
9.2% 


1 
19 

10 
71 
W 
11 
' 7 


District 2 
















Beaufort 
Hyde 
Martin 
Tyrrell 
Washington 
District Totals 


10,526 

891 

5,750 

678 

2,486 

20,331 


9,875 
850 

5,213 
634 

2,349 
18,921 


93.8% 
95.4% 
90.7% 
93.5% 
94.5% 
93.1% 


651 
41 

537 
44 

137 
1,410 


9,875 
850 

5,213 
634 

2,349 
18,921 


6.6% 

4.8% 

10.3% 

6.9% 

5.8% 
7.5% 


8 
3 

^7 
9 
5 


District 3 
















Carteret 
Craven 
Pamlico 
Pitt 
District Totals 


11,325 
17,693 
1,752 
22,331 
53,101 


9,716 
16,227 

1,662 
20,008 
47,613 


85.8% 
91.7% 
94.9% 
89.6% 
89.7% 


1,609 
1,466 
90 
2,323 
5,488 


9,716 
16,227 

1,662 
20,008 
47,613 


16.6% 
9.0% 

5.4% 
11.6% 
11.5% 


24 
4 

51 


District 4 
















Duplin 
Jones 
Onslow 
Sampson 

District Totals 


9,651 

2,698 

24,889 

15,217 

52,455 


7,459 

2,450 

22,142 

12,916 

44,967 


77.3% 
90.8% 
89.0% 
84.9% 
85.7% 


2,192 
248 
2,747 
2,301 
7,488 


7,459 

2,450 

22,142 

12,916 

44,967 


29.4% 
10.1% 

12.4% 
17.8% 
16.7% 


99 

34 
65 
92 


District 5 
















New Hanover 
Pender 

District Totals 


27,726 

6,238 

33,964 


23,396 

5,466 

28,862 


84.4% 
87.6% 
85.0% 


4,330 

772 

5,102 


23,396 

5,466 

28,862 


18.5% 
14.1% 
17.7% 


93 
78 


District 6 
















Bertie 
Halifax 
Hertford 
Northampton 
District Totals 


5,018 

15,842 

6,899 

7,579 

35,338 


4,549 

14,324 

6,217 

7,283 

32,373 


90.7% 
90.4% 
90.1% 
96.1% 
91.6% 


469 

1,518 

682 

296 

2,965 


4,549 

14,324 

6,217 

7,283 

32,373 


10.3% 

10.6% 

11.0% 

4.1% 

9.2% 


38 

41 

44 

2 


District 7 
















Edgecombe 

Nash 

Wilson 

District Totals 


11,898 
15,073 
13,742 
40,713 


10,853 
13,731 
1 1 ,973 
36,557 


91.2% 
91.1% 
87.1% 
89.8% 


1,045 
1,342 
1,769 
4,156 


10,853 
13,731 
11,973 

36,557 


9.6% 

9.8% 

14.8% 

11.4%. 


30 
31 

SI 



Total caseload, reported in the first column, is the number of cases pending on January 1, 1978, plus the number filed during 1978. 

The county ranking, reported in the last column, is for both ratios reported in this table, and each county's rank is the same for both ratios. The county 

ranked "1" had the highest percentage of cases disposed to total caseload and the lowest percentage of pending cases to dispositions during 1978. 



137 



RATIOS OF DISTRICT COURT CRIMINAL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL CASELOAD. AND 
RATIOS OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1978 TO CASES DISPOSED OF DURING 1978* 



District 8 


Total 
Caseload 


Total 
Dispo- 
sitions 


%of 
Dispositions 
to Caseload 


Total Cases 
Pending 

12/31/78 


Total 
Dispo- 
sitions 


%of 
Pending Cases 
to Dispositions 


County 
Ranking 
on Ratios 


Greene 
Lenoir 
Wayne 

District Totals 


2,676 
15,183 
21,448 
39,307 


2,478 
13,693 
19,385 
35,556 


92.6% 
90.2% 
90.4% 
90.5% 


198 
1,490 
2,063 
3,751 


2,478 
13,693 
19,385 
35.556 


8.0% 
10.9% 
10.6% 

10.5%. 


17 
46 
42 


District 9 
















Franklin 

Granville 

Person 

Vance 

Warren 

District Totals 


6,185 
6,303 
5,564 
7,453 
3,418 
28,923 


5,61790.8% 
5,868 
4,990 
6,867 
2,792 
26,134 


568 
93.1% 
89.7% 
92.1% 
81.7% 
90.4% 


5,617 
435 
574 
586 
626 

2,789 


10.1% 
5,868 
4,990 
6,867 
2,792 
26,134 


33 

7.4% 
11.5% 

8.5% 
22.4% 
10.7% 


14 

20 
96 


District 10 
















Wake 


83,033 


71,855 


86.5% 


11,178 


71,855 


15.6% 


M 


District 11 
















Harnett 

Johnston 

Lee 

District Totals 


12,880 

18,087 

8,172 

39,139 


11,601 

16,167 

7,435 

35,203 


90.1% 
89.4% 
91.0% 
89.9% 


1,279 

1,920 

737 

3,936 


11,601 

16,167 

7,435 

35,203 


11.0% 
11.9% 

9.9% 
11.2% 


52 

54 
32 


District 12 
















Cumberland 
Hoke 

District Totals 


67,153 

6,313 

73,466 


59,749 

5,784 

65,533 


89.0% 
91.6% 
89.2% 


7,404 

529 

7,933 


59,749 

5.784 

65,533 


12.4% 
9.1% 

12.1% 


64 

25 


District 13 
















Bladen 

Brunswick 

Columbus 

District Totals 


9,902 

7,101 

13,898 

30,901 


8,943 

6,223 

12,210 

27,376 


90.3% 
87.6% 
87.9% 
88.6% 


959 

878 
1,688 

3,525 


8,943 

6,223 

12,210 

27,376 


10.7% 
14.1%, 

13.8% 
12.9% 


43 
77 
75 


District 14 
















Durham 


42,729 


27,417 


64.2% 


15,312 


27.417 


55.8% 


100 


District 15 A 
















Alamance 


17,199 


15,496 


90.1% 


1,703 


15.496 


11.0% 


50 


District 15 B 
















Chatham 
Orange 

District Totals 


6,627 
16,221 
22,848 


6,070 
14,638 
20,708 


91.6% 
90.2% 
90.6% 


557 
1,583 
2,140 


6.070 
14,638 
20,708 


9.2% 
10.8% 
10.3% 


26 

45 



*Tota! caseload, reported in the first column, is the number of cases pending on January 1, 1978, plus the number filed during 1978. 

The county ranking, reported in the last column, is for both ratios reported in this table, and each county's rank is the same for both ratios. The county 

ranked "1" had the highest percentage of cases disposed to total caseload and the lowest percentage of pending cases to dispositions during 1978. 



138 



RATIOS OF DISTRICT COURT CRIMINAL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL CASELOAD. AND 
RATIOS OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1978 TO CASES DISPOSED OF Dl'RINC, 1978* 



District 16 


Total 
Caseload 


Total 
Dispo- 
sitions 


%of 
Dispositions 
to Caseload 


Total Cases 
Pending 

12/31/78 


Total 
Eispo- 
sitions 


%of 
Pending Cases 
to Dispositions 


County 
Ranking 
on Ratios 


Robeson 
Scotland 

District Totals 


28,548 

9,349 

37,897 


25,375 

8,147 

33,522 


88.9% 
87.1% 
88.5% 


3,173 
1,202 

4,375 


25,375 
8,147 

33,522 


12.5% 
14.8% 
13.1% 


67 
80 


District 17 
















Caswell 
Rockingham 
Stokes 
Surry 

District Totals 


3,504 
16,881 

5,098 
10,901 
36,384 


2,833 

15,083 

4,510 

9,710 

32,136 


80.9% 
89.3% 
88.5% 
89.1% 
88.3% 


671 
1,798 

588 
1,191 
4,248 


2,833 

15,083 

4,510 

9,710 

32,136 


23.7% 
11.9% 
13.0% 
12.3% 
13.2% 


97 

60 

72 


District 18 
















Guilford 


78,288 


68,471 


87.5% 


9,817 


68,471 


14.3% 


7'-) 


District 19 
















Cabarrus 
Montgomery 
Randolph 
Rowan 
District Totals 


17,912 
6,493 
12,403 
17,464 
54,272 


16,232 
5,574 
11,184 
15,666 
48,656 


90.6% 

85.8% 
90.2% 
89.7% 
89.7% 


1,680 
919 
1,219 
1,798 
5,616 


16,232 
5,574 
11,184 
15,666 
48,656 


10.3% 
16.5% 
10.9% 

11.5% 
11.5% 


3 4 

H7 
48 

5S 


District 20 
















Anson 

Moore 

Richmond 

Stanly 

Union 

District Totals 


6,711 
10,774 
10,303 
10,563 
11,907 
50,258 


6,323 
9,906 
9,265 
9,371 
11,109 
45,974 


94.2% 
91.9% 
89.9% 

88.7% 
93.3% 
91.5% 


388 

868 

1,038 

1,192 

798 

4,284 


6,323 
9,906 
9.265 
9,371 
11,109 
45,974 


6.1% 

8.8% 
11.2% 

12.7% 
7.2% 
9.3% 


6 

22 
54 
68 
12 


District 21 
















Forsyth 


58,616 


52,342 


89.3% 


6,274 


52,342 


12.0% 


61 


District 22 
















Alexander 
Davidson 
Davie 
Iredell 

District Totals 


3,346 
21,392 

5,580 
15,147 
45,465 


3,035 
19,355 

4,852 
13,849 
41,091 


90.7% 
90.5% 
87.0% 
91.4% 
90.4% 


311 

2,037 

728 

1,298 

4,374 


3,035 
19,355 

4,852 
13,849 
41,091 


10.2% 
10.5% 
15.0% 
9.4% 
10.6% 


35 
40 
82 
28 


District 23 
















Alleghany 
Ashe 
Wilkes 
Yadkin 

District Totals 


978 
2,773 

10,936 
4,209 

18,896 


882 

2,545 

9,918 

3,906 

17,251 


90.2% 
91.8% 
90.7% 
92.8% 
91.3% 


96 
228 

1,018 
303 

1,645 


882 

2,545 

9,918 

3,906 

17,251 


10.9% 

9.0% 

10.3% 

7.8% 
9.5% 


47 
23 
36 
15 


District 24 
















Avery 

Madison 

Mitchell 

Watauga 

Yancey 

District Totals 


2,294 
3,066 
1,794 
6,350 
2,347 
15,851 


2,032 
2,720 
1,548 
5,354 
2,172 
13,826 


88.6% 
88.7% 
86.3% 
84.3% 
92.5% 
87.2% 


262 
346 
246 
996 
175 
2,025 


2,032 
2,720 
1,548 
5,354 
2,174 
13,826 


12.9% 

12.7% 

15.9% 

18.6% 

8.1% 

14.6% 


70 
60 
85 
44 
18 



*Total caseload, reported in the first column, is the number of cases pending on January 1, 1978, plus the number filed during 1978. 

The county ranking, reported in the last column, is for both ratios reported in this table, and each county's rank is the same for both ratios. The county 

ranked "1" had the highest percentage of cases disposed to total caseload and the lowest percentage of pending cases to dispositions during 1978. 

139 



RATIOS OF DISTRICT COURT CRIMINAL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL CASELOAD. AND 
RATIOS OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1978 TO CASES DISPOSED OF DURING 1978* 



District 25 


Total 
Caseload 


Total 
Dispo- 
sitions 


%of 
Dispositions 
to Caseload 


Total Cases 
Pending 

12/31/78 


Total 
Eispo- 

sitions 


%of 
Pending Cases 
to Dispositions 


County 
Ranking 
on Ratios 


Burke 

Caldwell 

Catawba 

District Totals 


14,573 
1 1 ,997 
22,106 
48,676 


13,421 
10,531 
20,494 
44,446 


92.1% 

87.8% 
92.7% 
91.3% 


1,152 
1,466 
1.612 
4,230 


13,421 
10,531 
20,494 
44,446 


8.6% 
13.9% 

7.9% 
9.5% 


21 
76 
16 


District 26 
















Mecklenburg 


88,493 


70,498 


79.7% 


17,995 


70,498 


25.5% 


98 


District 27 A 
















Gaston 


33,004 


29,734 


90.1% 


3,270 


29,734 


1 1 .0% 


51 


District 27 B 
















Cleveland 
Lincoln 

District totals 


17,127 

7,356 

24,483 


15,292 

6,476 

21,768 


89.3% 
88.0% 
88.9% 


1,835 
880 

2,715 


15,292 

6,476 

21,768 


12.0% 
13.6% 

12.5% 


62 

7 3 


District 28 
















Buncombe 


28,876 


26,905 


93.2% 


1,971 


26,905 


7.3% 


13 


District 29 
















Henderson 
McDowell 
Polk 

Rutherford 
Transylvania 
District Totals 


11,621 
7,607 
3,456 
7,121 
3,889 

33,694 


9,865 
6,524 
3,074 
6,410 
3,227 
29,100 


84.9% 
85.8% 
88.9% 
90.0% 
83.0% 
86.4% 


1,756 

1,083 

382 

711 

662 

4,594 


9,865 
6,524 
3,074 
6,410 
3,227 
29,100 


17.8% 
16.6% 
12.4% 
11.1% 
20.5%- 
15.8% 


91 
89 

53 
95 


District 30 
















Cherokee 

Clay 

Graham 

Haywood 

Jackson 

Macon 

Swain 

District Totals 


3,261 

821 

985 

10,624 

4,069 

4,057 

2,767 

26,584 


2,986 

735 

849 

9,220 

3,582 

3,664 

2,529 

23,565 


91.6% 
89.5% 
86.2% 
86.8% 
88.0% 
90.3% 
91.4% 
88.6% 


275 

86 

136 

1,404 
487 
393 
238 

3,019 


2,986 

735 

849 

9,220 

3.582 

3,664 

2,529 

23,565 


9.2% 
11.7% 
16.0% 
15.2% 
13.6% 
10.7%, 

9.4% 
12.8% 


27 
58 
86 
83 

74 
44 
29 



STATE TOTALS 1,313,402 



1,152,376 



87.7% 



161,026 



1,152,376 



14.0% 



* Total caseload, reported in the first column, is the number of cases pending on January 1. 1978, plus the number filed during 1978. 

The county ranking, reported in the last column, is for both ratios reported in this table, and each county's rank is the same for both ratios. The county 

ranked "I" had the highest percentage of cases disposed to total caseload and the lowest percentage of pending cases to dispositions during 1978. 



140 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES 

IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 



District 1 



Duplin 
% of Total 

Jones 

% of Total 

Onslow 

% of Total 
Sampson 

% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



Total 
Disposed 



Less Than 
30 Days 



30-60 
Days 



61-90 
Days 



91-120 
Days 



121-150 
Days 



151-180 
Days 



Average 
181 Days 1 Year Greater Time 
To I Vr. To 2 Yrs. Than2Yrs. (In Days) 



Camden 
% of Total 


1,049 


586 

55.9% 


266 

25.4% 


90 

8.6% 


25 
2.4% 


10 

1.0% 


15 

1.4% 


37 
3.5% 


19 

1.8% 


1 
0.1% 


48.3 


Chowan 
% of Total 


1,459 


1,043 

71.5% 


304 

20.8% 


50 

3.4% 


22 
1.5% 


27 
1.9% 


7 
0.5% 


4 

0.3% 




2 
0.1% 


29.6 


Currituck 
% of Total 


2,534 


1,532 
60.5% 


541 

21.3% 


181 

7.1% 


63 

2.5% 


58 

2.3% 


40 

1.6% 


84 

3.3% 


35 
1.4% 




43.3 


Dare 
% of Total 


2,989 


2,198 

73.5% 


447 
15.0% 


130 

4.3% 


54 
1.8% 


71 
2.4% 


29 

1.0% 


52 
1.7% 


6 

0.2% 


2 
0.1% 


28.2 


Gates 
% of Total 


1,620 


1,149 

70.9% 


348 

21.5% 


66 

4.1% 


18 
1.1% 


4 
0.2% 


4 

0.2% 


19 

1.2% 


9 

0.6% 


3 
0.2% 


29.6 


Pasquotank 
% of Total 


3,448 


2,383 
69.1% 


801 

23.2% 


135 

3.9% 


46 

1.3% 


30 
0.9% 


18 

0.5% 


25 

0.7% 


10 

0.3% 




26.7 


Perquimans 
% of Total 


1,391 


938 

67.4% 


295 

21.2% 


82 
5.9% 


15 

1.1% 


22 
1.6% 


4 
0.3% 


19 

1.4% 


13 
0.9% 


3 

0.2% 


38.5 


District Totals 
% of Total 


14,490 


9,829 

67.8% 


3,002 

20.7% 


734 
5.1% 


243 

1.7% 


222 

1.5% 


117 

0.8% 


240 

1.7% 


92 

0.6% 


11 

0.1% 


33.2 


District 2 
























Beaufort 
% of Total 


7,175 


6,056 

84.4% 


784 
10.9% 


77 
1.1% 


46 

0.6% 


56 

0.8% 


51 

0.7% 


90 

1.3% 


7 
0.1% 


8 
0.1% 


21.5 


Hyde 
% of Total 


501 


388 

77.4% 


72 
14.4% 


16 

3.2% 


19 

3.8% 


5 
1.0% 




1 

0.2% 






23.1 


Martin 
% of Total 


3,627 


2,776 

76.5% 


566 

15.6% 


111 

3.1% 


42 
1.2% 


27 
0.7% 


25 
0.7% 


72 
2.0% 


8 
2.0% 


0.2% 


26.0 


Tyrrell 
% of Total 


509 


416 

81.7% 


63 

12.4% 


9 

1.8% 


10 

2.0% 


5 
1.0% 


2 
0.4% 


4 

0.8% 






20.7 


Washington 
% of Total 


1,553 


1,220 

78.6% 


239 

15.4% 


31 

2.0% 


4 

0.3% 


21 

1.4% 


14 

0.9% 


24 

1.5% 






23.1 


District Totals 
% of Total 


13,365 


10,856 

81.2% 


1,724 

12.9% 


244 

1.8% 


121 

0.9% 


114 

0.9% 


92 

0.7% 


191 

1.4% 


15 

0.1% 


5 
0.1% 


22.9 


District 3 
























Carteret 
% of Total 


6,343 


4,311 

68.0% 


1,170 

18.4% 


282 

4.4% 


172 

2.7% 


130 

2.0% 


87 
1.4% 


154 

2.4% 


33 
0.5% 


4 
0.1% 


35.5 


Craven 
% of Total 


12,229 


9,770 

79.9% 


1,520 

12.4% 


3356 

2.7% 


134 

1.1% 


45 
0.4% 


23 
0.2% 


332 

2.7% 


54 
0.4% 


16 

0.1% 


27.4 


Pamlico 
% of Total 


1,167 


904 

77.5% 


168 

14.4% 


42 
3.6% 


24 

2.1% 


13 

1.1% 


5 
0.4% 


8 
0.7% 


1 

0.1% 


2 
0.2% 


22.6 


Pitt 

% of Total 


12,768 


8,926 
69.9% 


2,697 

21.1% 


582 
4.6% 


270 

2.1% 


155 

1.2% 


73 
0.6% 


60 

0.5% 


4 


1 


26.1 


District Totals 
% of Total 


32,507 


23,911 

73.6% 


5,555 
17.1% 


1,241 

3.8% 


600 

1.8% 


343 

1.1% 


188 

0.6% 


554 

1.7% 


92 

0.3% 


23 

0.1% 


28.3 


District 4 

























5,669 

1,974 

14,927 

10,463 

33,033 



3,923 
69.2% 

1,246 
63.1% 

9,272 
62.1% 

7,168 

68.5% 

21,609 

65.4% 



1,109 

19.6% 

368 
18.6% 

3,158 

21.2% 

2,044 
19.5% 

6,679 

20.2% 



280 

4.9% 

106 

5.4% 

950 

6.4% 

393 

3.8% 

1,729 

5.2% 



124 

2.2% 

132 

6.7% 

420 

2.8% 

232 

2.2% 

908 

2.7% 



77 
1.4% 

83 

4.2% 

206 

1.4% 

178 

1.7% 

544 

1.6% 



58 
1.0% 

16 

0.8% 

96 

0.6% 

135 

1.3% 

305 

0.9% 



76 

1.3% 

22 
1.1% 

805 

5.4% 

296 

2.8% 

1,199 

3.6% 



19 

0.3% 

1 
0.1% 

20 

0.1% 

13 
0.1% 

53 

0.2% 



3 30.8 
0.1% 

35.6 
40.7 

4 33.9 
7 36.6 



141 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES 

IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 



District 5 



Franklin 
% of Total 

Granville 
% of Total 

Person 
% of Total 

Vance 
% of Total 

Warren 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



January 1, 1978 - December 31, 1978 



Total 
Disposed 



Less Than 
30 Days 



30-60 
Days 



61-90 
Days 



91-120 
Days 



121-150 
Days 



151-180 
Da>s 



Average 
181 Days 1 Near Greater Time 
To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. Than2Yrs. (In Days) 



New Hanover 
% of Total 


15,096 


11,035 

73.1% 


2,202 
14.6% 


531 

3.5% 


269 

1.8% 


215 
1.4% 


161 

1.1% 


317 

2.1% 


259 

1.7% 


107 

0.7% 


45.8 


Pender 
% of Total 


4,484 


3,099 
69.1% 


764 

17.0% 


177 
3.9% 


125 

2.8% 


79 
1.8% 


72 
1.6% 


127 

2.8% 


30 

0.7% 


11 

0.2% 


37.4 


District Totals 
% of Total 


19,580 


14,134 

72.2% 


2,966 

15.1% 


708 

3.6% 


394 

2.0% 


294 

1.5% 


233 

1.2% 


444 

2.3% 


289 

1.5% 


118 

0.6% 


43.9 


District 6 
























Bertie 
% of Total 


3,773 


2,992 

79.3% 


462 

12.2% 


132 

3.5% 


68 
1.8% 


74 
2.0% 


19 

0.5% 


10 

0.3% 


16 

0.4% 




24.1 


Halifax 
% of Total 


10,713 


7,335 

68.5% 


2,605 

24.3% 


422 
3.9% 


219 

2.0% 


111 
1.0% 


10 

0.1% 


6 

0.1% 


5 




25.9 


Hertford 
% of Total 


4,879 


3,642 

74.6% 


691 

14.2% 


243 
5.0% 


73 
1.5% 


40 

0.8% 


25 
0.5% 


71 
1.5% 


91 

1.9% 


3 
0.1% 


32.5 


Northampton 
% of Total 


6,674 


5,420 
81.3% 


806 
12.1% 


212 
3.2% 


165 

2.5% 


28 
0.4% 


15 
0.2% 


7 
0.1% 


21 
0.3% 




21.2 


District Totals 
% of Total 


26,039 


19,389 

74.5% 


4,564 

17.5% 


1,009 

3.9% 


525 
2.0% 


253 
1.0% 


69 

0.3% 


94 

0.4% 


133 

0.5% 


3 


25.7 


District 7 
























Edgecombe 
% of Total 


5,716 


3,665 

64.1% 


1,226 

21.4% 


289 

5.1% 


208 
3.6% 


163 

2.9% 


63 

1.1% 


86 

1.5% 


12 
0.2% 


4 
0.1% 


34.7 


Nash 
% of Total 


8,633 


5,727 
66.3% 


1,351 

15.6% 


495 

5.7% 


512 

5.9% 


303 

3.5% 


94 

1.1% 


129 

1.5% 


17 
0.2% 


5 
0.1% 


36.2 


Wilson 
% of Total 


8,134 


5,315 

65.3% 


1,443 

17.7% 


401 

4.9% 


362 

4.5% 


344 

4.2% 


108 

1.3% 


146 

1.8% 


14 
0.2% 


1 


35.5 


District Totals 
% of Total 


22,483 


14,707 

65.4% 


4,020 

17.9% 


1,185 

5.3% 


1,082 

4.8% 


810 

3.6% 


265 

1.2% 


361 

1.6% 


43 

0.2% 


10 


35.6 


District 8 
























Greene 
% of Total 


1,731 


1,312 

75.8% 


198 

11.4% 


57 
3.3% 


77 
4.4% 


25 
1.4% 


23 

1.3% 


37 
2.1% 


1 
0.1% 


1 

0.1% 


28.2 


Lenoir 
% of Total 


8,929 


6,377 
71.4% 


1,339 

15.0% 


450 
5.0% 


324 
3.6% 


243 

2.7% 


89 
1.0% 


104 

1.2% 


3 




29.7 


Wayne 
% of Total 


13,687 


9.980 

72.9% 


2,135 

15.6% 


529 

3.9% 


408 

3.0% 


384 
2.8% 


91 

0.7% 


123 
0.9% 


36 

0.3% 


1 


28.8 


District Totals 
% of Total 


24,347 


17,669 

72.6% 


3,672 

15.1% 


1,036 

4.3% 


809 

3.3% 


652 

2.7% 


203 

0.8% 


264 

1.1% 


40 

0.2% 


2 


29.1 


District 9 

























4,179 
4,070 
3,469 
4,278 
1,874 
17,870 



3,125 

74.8% 

2,974 

73.1% 

2,402 
69.2% 

2,702 
63.2% 

1,344 

71.7% 

12,547 

70.2% 



708 
16.9% 

638 

15.7% 

776 
22.4% 

1,026 
24.0% 

387 

20.7% 

3,535 

19.8% 



170 

4.1% 

115 

2.8% 

111 

3.2% 

201 

4.7% 

53 
2.8% 

650 

3.6% 



52 
1.2% 

185 

4.5% 

75 
2.2% 

180 

4.2% 

34 

1.8% 

526 

2.9% 



23 
0.6% 

126 

3.1% 

75 
2.2% 

108 

2.5% 

27 
1.4% 

359 

2.0% 



28 
0.7% 

7 
0.2% 

17 
0.5% 

27 
0.6% 

10 

0.5% 
89 

0.5% 



65 

1.6% 

15 
0.4% 

12 

0.3% 

32 
0.7% 

12 
0.6% 

136 

0.8% 



0.2% 

6 

0.1% 



7 
0.4% 

24 

0.1% 



4 
0.1% 



28.1 
27.2 
26.2 
30.5 
27.3 
28.0 



142 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES 

IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



District 10 



Average 
Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 91-120 121-150 151-1X0 IXI Days 1 Year Greater Time 

Disposed 30 Days Days Days Days Days Days To I \r. To 2 Yrs. Than 2 Yrs. (In Days) 



Wake 
% of Total 


47,522 


25,051 

52.7% 


14,285 

30.1% 


3,854 
8.1% 


1,618 

3.4% 


1,277 
2.7% 


707 
1.5% 


699 

1.5% 


28 

0.1% 


3 


38.5 


District 11 
























Harnett 
% of Total 


8,122 


5,453 

67.1% 


1,688 
20.8% 


382 

4.7% 


298 

3.7% 


196 

2.4% 


32 
0.4% 


60 

0.7% 


11 

0.1% 


2 


29.4 


Johnston 
% of Total 


12,882 


8,355 
64.9% 


2,378 
18.5% 


678 

5.3% 


935 

7.3% 


410 

3.2% 


63 
0.5% 


41 

0.3% 


22 
0.2% 




32.9 


Lee 
% of Total 


3,605 


2,228 
61.8% 


909 

25.2% 


218 
6.0% 


143 

4.0% 


55 

1.5% 


16 

0.4% 


24 
0.7% 


10 
0.3% 


2 
0.1% 


32.3 


District Totals 
% of Total 


24,609 


16,036 

65.2% 


4,975 
20.2% 


1,278 

5.2% 


1,376 

5.6% 


661 

2.7% 


111 

0.5% 


125 

0.5% 


43 

0.2% 


4 


31.7 


District 12 
























Cumberland 
% of Total 


38,930 


22,254 

57.2% 


9,296 

23.9% 


2,512 

6.5% 


1,491 

3.8% 


1,329 

3.4% 


955 

2.5% 


1,024 
2.6% 


69 

0.2% 




40.6 


Hoke 
% of Total 


4,366 


2,899 

66.4% 


842 

19.3% 


237 
5.4% 


115 

2.6% 


98 
2.2% 


56 

1.3% 


95 

2.2% 


21 
0.5% 


3 
0.1% 


34.9 


District Totals 
% of Total 


43,296 


25,153 

58.1% 


10,138 

23.4% 


2,749 

6.3% 


1,606 

3.7% 


1,427 
3.3% 


1,011 

2.3% 


1,119 

2.6% 


90 

0.2% 


3 


40.0 


District 13 
























Bladen 
% of Total 


6,574 


4,391 

66.8% 


1,396 

21.2% 


274 
4.2% 


147 

2.2% 


88 
1.3% 


100 

1.5% 


139 

2.1% 


15 
0.2% 


24 

0.4% 


37.5 


Brunswick 
% of Total 


4,647 


2,898 

62.4% 


1,022 

22.0% 


294 

6.3% 


203 

4.4% 


138 

3.0% 


56 

1.2% 


36 

0.8% 






32.8 


Columbus 
% of Total 


8,334 


5,454 

65.4% 


1,605 
19.3% 


511 
6.1% 


294 

3.5% 


144 

1.7% 


65 

0.8% 


183 

2.2% 


75 
0.9% 


3 


36.8 


District Totals 
% of Total 


19,555 


12,743 

65.2% 


4,023 

20.6% 


1,079 

5.5% 


644 

3.3% 


370 
1.9% 


221 

1.1% 


358 

1.8% 


90 

0.5% 


27 

0.1% 


36.1 


District 14 
























Durham 
% of Total 


18,107 


12,395 

68.5% 


3,109 

17.2% 


616 

3.4% 


262 

1.4% 


118 

0.7% 


97 
0.5% 


137 
0.8% 


195 

0.8% 


1,178 

1.1% 


138.8 

6.5% 


District 15A 
























Alamance 
% of Total 


10,966 


6,515 

59.4% 


3,070 
28.0% 


640 

5.8% 


358 

3.0% 


189 

1.7% 


51 

0.5% 


90 

0.5% 


27 
0.8% 


26 

0.2% 


35.9 

0.2% 


District 15B 

























Chatham 4,886 3,428 1,021 236 89 55 26 27 1 3 25.7 

% of Total 70.2% 20.9% 4.8% 1.8% 1.1% 0.6% 0.1% 

Orange 11,456 7,263 2,294 641 284 163 122 476 202 11 46.3 

% of Total 63.4% 20.0% 5.6% 2.5% 1.4% 1.1% 4.2% 1.8% 0.1% 

District Totals 16,342 10,691 3,315 877 373 218 148 503 203 14 40.1 

% of Total 65.4% 20.3% 5.4% 2.3% 1.3% 0.9% 3.1% 1.2% 0.1% 



143 



District 16 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES 

IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 

Average 
Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 91-120 121-150 151-180 1X1 Days I Year Greater Time 

Disposed 30 Days Days Days Days Days Da\s In I Yr. To 2 \ rs. Than 2 Yrs. (In Days) 



Robeson 
% of Total 


16,583 


11,984 

72.3% 


2,145 
12.9% 


879 

5.3% 


1,006 

6.1% 


491 

3.0% 


42 
0.3% 


36 
0.2% 






28.0 


Scotland 
% of Total 


5,306 


4,232 

79.8% 


536 
10.1% 


111 

2.1% 


130 

2.5% 


104 

2.0% 


23 
0.4% 


28 
0.4% 


133 


9 


33.9 


District Totals 
% of Total 


21,889 


16,216 

74.1% 


2,681 

12.2% 


990 

4.5% 


1,136 

5.2% 


595 

2.7% 


56 

0.3% 


64 

0.3% 


133 

0.6% 


9 


29.4 


District 17 
























Caswell 
% of Total 


2,196 


1,155 

52.6% 


702 

32.0% 


146 
6.6% 


73 
3.3% 


64 

2.9% 


27 
1.2% 


20 
0.9% 


8 

9.4% 


1 


38.0 


Rockingham 
% of Total 


10,142 


6,413 

63.2% 


2,227 
22.0% 


463 

4.6% 


267 
2.6% 


230 

2.3% 


157 

1.5% 


275 
2.7% 


107 
1.1% 


3 


39.7 


Stokes 
% of Total 


3,558 


2,410 

67.7% 


681 

19.1% 


186 

5.2% 


125 

3.5% 


81 

2.3% 


34 
1.0% 


38 
1.1% 


3 
0.1% 




31.1 


Surry 
% of Total 


6,426 


4,113 

64.0% 


1,108 

17.2% 


327 
5.1% 


163 

2.5% 


278 
4.3% 


138 
2.1% 


174 
2.7% 


121 
1.9% 


4 
0.1% 


47.2 


District Totals 
% of Total 


22,322 


14,091 

63.1% 


4,718 

21.1% 


1,122 

5.0% 


628 

2.8% 


653 

2.9% 


356 

1.6% 


507 

2.3% 


239 

1.1% 


8 


40.3 


District 18 
























Guilford 
% of Total 


46,919 


22,922 
48.9% 


14,808 

31.6% 


3,603 

7.7% 


1,670 

3.6% 


880 

1.9% 


555 
1.2% 


1 ,483 

3.2% 


930 

2.0% 


68 

0.1% 


52.2 


District 19 
























Cabarrus 
% of Total 


12,224 


7,308 

59.8% 


3,283 
26.9% 


676 

5.5% 


250 

2.0% 


340 

2.8% 


209 

1.7% 


152 
1.2% 


6 




33.8 


Montgomery 
% of Total 


3,840 


2,883 
75.1% 


618 
16.1% 


147 

3.8% 


76 
2.0% 


45 

1.2% 


38 
1.0% 


28 
0.7% 


5 
0.1% 




25.0 


Randolph 
% of Total 


8,547 


5,451 

63.8% 


2,004 

23.4% 


464 

5.4% 


183 

2.1% 


91 

1.1% 


94 

1.1% 


244 

2.9% 


16 

0.2% 




34.0 


Rowan 
% of Total 


10,872 


7,055 
64.9% 


2,463 

22.7% 


501 

4.6% 


362 

3.3% 


263 

2.4% 


139 

1.3% 


80 

0.7% 


7 
0.1% 


2 


30.9 


District Totals 
% of Total 


35,483 


22,697 
64.0% 


8,368 

23.6% 


1,788 

5.0% 


871 

2.5% 


739 

2.1% 


480 

1.4% 


504 

1.4% 


34 

0.1% 


2 


32.0 


District 20 

























Anson 
% of Total 

Moore 
% of Total 

Richmond 
% of Total 

Stanly 

% of Total 

Union 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



4,601 
6,679 
6,557 
7,070 
7,638 
32,545 



3,228 
70.2% 

4,493 

67.3% 

4,381 
66.8% 

5,082 

71.9% 

5,904 

77.3% 

23,088 

70.9% 



844 

18.3% 

1,321 

19.8% 

1,271 
19.4% 

1,078 

15.2% 

973 

12.7% 

5,487 
16.9% 



225 

4.9% 

315 

4.7% 

255 
3.9% 

222 

3.1% 

206 

2.7% 

1,223 

3.8% 



106 

2.3% 

176 
2.6% 

163 

2.5% 

175 

2.5% 

286 

3.7% 

906 

2.8% 



59 

1.3% 

117 
1.8% 

210 

3.2% 

171 

2.4% 

132 

1.7% 

689 

2.1% 



28 
0.6% 

72 

1.1% 
102 
1.6% 

99 

1.4% 

32 
0.4% 

333 

1.0% 



87 

1.9% 

152 

2.3% 

117 
1.8% 

133 

1.9% 

42 
0.5% 

531 

1.6% 



24 
0.5% 

28 
0.4% 

21 

0.3% 

106 

1.5% 

37 
0.5% 

216 

0.7% 



5 
0.1% 

37 
0.6% 

4 
0.1% 

26 
0.3% 

72 
0.2% 



30.4 
33.6 
43.3 
37.6 
30.0 
35.1 



144 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES 

IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



District 21 



Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 91-120 121-150 151-180 181 Days 

Disposed 30 Days Days Days Days Days Days In 1 \r. 



Average 
1 Near Greater Time 
I o 2 V rs. Than 2 Yrs. (In Days) 



Forsyth 
% of Total 


38,900 


29,380 

75.5% 


5,937 

15.3% 


821 

2.1% 


200 

0.5% 


149 

0.4% 


106 

0.3% 


689 

1.8% 


1,324 

3.4% 


294 

0.8% 


48.6 


District 22 
























Alexander 
% of Total 


2,046 


1,379 

67.4% 


545 
26.6% 


58 

2.8% 


19 
0.9% 


2 
0.1% 


3 
0.1% 


28 
1.4% 


12 
0.6% 




31.9 


Davidson 
% of Total 


13,860 


9,975 

72.0% 


2,477 
17.9% 


738 

5.3% 


307 

2.2% 


149 
1.1% 


86 
0.6% 


121 
0.9% 


6 


1 


27.0 


Davie 
% of Total 


4,063 


2,752 
67.7% 


982 

24.2% 


168 

4.1% 


64 
1.6% 


46 

1.1% 


17 
0.4% 


33 
0.8% 


1 




26.3 


Iredell 
% of Total 


9,661 


6,531 
67.6% 


2,072 

21.4% 


370 

3.8% 


311 

3.2% 


160 

1.7% 


50 

0.5% 


116 

1.2% 


45 
0.5% 


6 
0.1% 


31 7 


District Totals 
% of Total 


29,630 


20,637 
69.9% 


6,076 

20.5% 


1,334 

4.5% 


701 

2.4% 


357 

1.2% 


156 

0.5% 


298 

1.0% 


64 

0.2% 


7 


28.8 


District 23 
























Alleghany 
% of Total 


664 


515 

77.6% 


92 
13.9% 


25 
3.8% 


15 

2.3% 


9 

1.4% 


5 
0.8% 


1 
0.2% 


1 

0.2% 


1 

0.2% 


23.6 


Ashe 
% of Total 


1,657 


1,041 

62.8% 


367 

22.1% 


123 

7.4% 


50 

3.0% 


12 

0.7% 


12 

0.7% 


27 
1.6% 


24 

1.4% 


1 

0.1% 


38.0 


Wilkes 
% of Total 


6,921 


4,122 
59.6% 


1,638 

23.7% 


420 
6.1% 


247 
3.6% 


174 

2.5% 


67 
1.0% 


104 

1.5% 


128 

1.8% 


21 
0.3% 


45.8 


Yadkin 
% of Total 


2,767 


2,035 

73.5% 


437 
15.8% 


120 

4.3% 


79 
2.9% 


48 
1.7% 


11 
0.4% 


34 
1.2% 


3 

1 




26.2 


District Totals 
% of Total 


12,009 


7,713 
64.2% 


2,534 

21.1% 


688 

5.7% 


391 

3.3% 


243 
2.0% 


95 

0.8% 


166 

1.4% 


156 

1.3% 


23 

0.2% 


39.0 


District 24 
























Avery 

% of Total 


1,167 


607 

52.0% 


358 
30.7% 


104 

8.9% 


29 

2.5% 


8 

0.7% 


18 

1.5% 


27 
2.3% 


14 

1.2% 


2 
0.2% 


44.4 


Madison 
% of Total 


2,285 


1,401 
61.3% 


408 
17.9% 


115 

5.0% 


121 

5.3% 


144 

6.3% 


53 

2.3% 


36 

1.6% 


6 

0.3% 


1 


40.5 


Mitchell 
% of Total 


1,148 


694 
60.5% 


291 

25.3% 


75 
6.5% 


15 

1.3% 


26 

2.3% 


8 
0.7% 


32 
2.8% 


7 
0.6% 




38.1 


Watauga 
% of Total 


4,370 


2,959 

67.7% 


866 

19.8% 


147 

2.4% 


58 
1.3% 


64 

1.5% 


64 

1.5% 


124 

2.8% 


49 

1.1% 


39 
0.9% 


48.2 


Yancey 
% of Total 


1,664 


1,217 

73.1% 


299 

18.0% 


49 

2.9% 


16 
1.0% 


18 
1.1% 


10 

0.6% 


49 

2.9% 


6 

0.4% 




30.2 


District Totals 
% of Total 


10,634 


6,878 

64.7% 


2,222 
20.9% 


490 

4.6% 


239 

2.2% 


260 

2.4% 


153 

1.4% 


268 

2.5% 


82 

0.8% 


42 

0.4% 


42.2 


District 25 

























Burke 
% of Total 

Caldwell 
% of Total 

Catawba 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



10,491 

7,002 

13,280 

30,773 



7,428 
70.8% 

4,739 

67.7% 

8,860 

66.7% 

21,027 
68.3% 



1,745 
16.6% 

262 
18.0% 

2,605 
19.6% 

5,612 

18.2% 



455 

4.3% 

367 

5.2% 

697 

5.2% 

1,519 

4.9% 



321 
3.1% 

181 

2.6% 

402 

3.0% 

904 

2.9% 



230 

2.2% 

107 

1.5% 

447 

3.4% 

784 

2.5% 



76 

0.7% 

44 
0.6% 

153 

1.2% 

273 
0.9% 



195 

1.9% 

203 

2.9% 

96 

0.7% 

494 

1.6% 



39 

0.4% 

99 

1.4% 

19 

0.1% 

157 
0.5% 



31.2 
38.4 
32.1 
33.2 



145 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES 

IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 



District 26 



Cherokee 

% of Total 
Clay 

% of Total 
Graham 

% of Total 

Haywood 
% of Total 

Jackson 
% of Total 

Macon 
% of Total 

Swain 

% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



Total Less Than 
Disposed 30 Days 



30-60 
Days 



61-90 
Days 



91-120 
Days 



121-150 
Days 



151-180 
Days 



Average 
181 Days 1 Year Greater Time 
To I Yr. To 2 Vrs. Than2Yrs. (In Days) 



Mecklenburg 
% of Total 


50,980 


29,669 

58.2% 


12,820 

25.1% 


3,254 
6.4% 


1,359 

2.7% 


1,030 

2.0% 


888 

1.7% 


1,674 

3.3% 


275 
0.5% 


11 


41.5 


District 27 A 
























Gaston 
% of Total 


16,401 


9,485 

57.8% 


3,569 

21.8% 


952 

5.8% 


507 

3.1% 


556 

3.4% 


518 

3.2% 


614 

3.7% 


149 

0.9% 


51 

0.3% 


48.7 


District 27 B 
























Cleveland 
% of Total 


10,417 


6,470 
62.1% 


2,129 

20.4% 


544 

5.2% 


467 

4.6% 


423 

4.1% 


159 

1.5% 


199 

1.5% 


14 
1.9% 


3 
0.1% 


37.8 


Lincoln 
% of Total 


4,579 


3,218 

70.3% 


757 
16.5% 


223 

4.9% 


129 

2.8% 


98 

2.1% 


50 

1.1% 


94 

2.1% 


8 
0.2% 


2 


33.1 


District Totals 
% of Total 


14,996 


9,688 

64.6% 


2,886 

19.2% 


767 

5.1% 


605 

4.0% 


521 

3.5% 


209 

1.4% 


293 

2.0% 


22 

0.1% 


5 


36.4 


District 28 
























Buncombe 
% of Total 


16,447 


12,513 

76.1% 


2,588 

15.7% 


417 

2.5% 


152 

0.9% 


141 

0.9% 


108 

0.7% 


359 

2.2% 


168 

1.0% 


1 


29.2 


District 29 
























Henderson 
% of Total 


6,557 


3,864 

58.9% 


1,328 
20.3% 


322 
4.9% 


174 

2.7% 


225 

3.4% 


285 

4.3% 


346 

5.3% 


12 
0.2% 


1 


45.0 


McDowell 
% of Total 


5,042 


3,126 
62.0% 


1,131 

22.4% 


277 
5.5% 


164 

3.3% 


229 

4.5% 


47 
0.9% 


51 
1.0% 


10 

0.2% 


7 
0.1% 


36.2 


Polk 
% of Total 


2,414 


1,457 
60.4% 


482 
20.0% 


107 

4.4% 


79 

3.3% 


114 

4.7% 


97 

4.0% 


56 

2.3% 


22 
0.9% 




42.4 


Rutherford 
% of Total 


3,820 


2,394 

62.7% 


854 

22.4% 


225 

5.9% 


119 

3.1% 


108 

2.8% 


33 
0.9% 


36 

0.9% 


15 

0.4% 


36 
0.9% 


44.7 


Transylvania 
% of Total 


2,279 


1,272 

55.8% 


567 

24.9% 


198 

8.7% 


73 
3.2% 


34 

1.5% 


21 

0.9% 


92 

4.0% 


22 
1.0% 




44.5 


District Totals 
% of Total 


20,112 


12,113 

60.2% 


4,362 

21.7% 


1,129 

5.6% 


609 

3.0% 


710 

3.5% 


483 

2.4% 


581 

2.9% 


81 

0.4% 


44 

0.2% 


42.4 


District 30 

























2,175 

568 

537 

6,631 

2,891 

3,018 

1,816 

17,636 



1,402 

64.5% 

436 

76.8% 

381 

70.9% 

4,712 
71.1% 
2,116 

73.2% 

2,521 
83.5% 

1,539 

84.7% 

13,107 

74.3% 



473 
21.7% 

91 
16.0% 

84 
15.6% 

569 

8.6% 

361 

12.5% 

315 
10.4% 

153 
8.4% 

2,046 
11.6% 



133 
6.1% 

16 

2.8% 

20 

3.7% 

428 

6.5% 

142 

4.9% 

66 

2.2% 

49 

2.7% 

854 

4.8% 



40 

1.8% 

5 
0.9% 

4 

0.7% 

319 

4.8% 

70 

2.4% 

25 
0.8% 

24 
1.3% 

487 

2.8% 



62 

2.9% 

8 
1.4% 

3 
0.6% 

351 

5.3% 

47 
1.6% 

18 
0.6% 

20 

1.1% 
509 

2.9% 



25 

1.1% 
4 

0.7% 

5 
0.9% 

122 

1.8% 

35 
1.2% 

11 

0.4% 

15 

0.8% 

217 
2.9% 



35 
1.6% 

8 
1.4% 

19 

3.5% 

87 
1.3% 

96 

3.3% 

47 
1.6% 

15 

0.8% 

307 

1.2% 



5 
0.2% 



17 

3.2% 

38 
0.6% 

24 
0.8% 

12 
0.4% 

1 
0.1% 

97 
1.7% 



4 

0.7% 

5 
0.1% 



3 
0.1% 



32.6 
23.9 
50.8 
34.1 
29.9 
19.2 
19.6 



12 29.4 

0.6% 0.1% 



STATE TOTALS 801,787 524,459 165,346 40,580 22,810 16,667 8,902 15,346 5,584 2,093 
% of Total 65.4% 20.6% 5.1% 2.8% 2.1% 1.1% 1.9% 0.7% 0.3% 

146 



39.1 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF NON-MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES 

IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 
January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



District I 



Duplin 

% of Total 
Jones 

% of Total 
Onslow 

% of Total 
Sampson 

% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



Total 
Disposed 



Less Than 
30 Days 



30-60 
Days 



61-90 
Days 



91-120 
Days 



121-150 
Days 



151-1X0 
Days 



181 Days 
To 1 Yr. 



1 Year 
To 2 Yrs. 



Greater 
Than 2 Yrs 



Average 

Time 
(In Days) 



Camden 
% of Total 


127 


97 

76.4% 


15 
11.8% 


6 

4.7% 


1 

0.8% 


2 
1.6% 


3 

2.4% 


3 

2.4% 






29.7 


Chowan 
% of Total 


552 


399 

72.3% 


111 

20.1% 


13 

2.4% 


3 
0.5% 


6 

1.1% 


2 
0.4% 


3 
0.5% 




15 

2.7% 


81.1 


Currituck 
% of Total 


477 


254 

53.2% 


105 

22.0% 


21 

4.4% 


16 

3.4% 


8 

1.7% 




18 

3.8% 


50 
10.5% 


5 
1.0% 


88.5 


Dare 
% of Total 


787 


510 

64.8% 


188 
23.9% 


35 

4.4% 


21 

2.7% 


9 

1.1% 




8 
1.0% 


13 

1.7% 


3 
0.4% 


38.7 


Gates 
% of Total 


272 


224 

82.4% 


34 
12.5% 


7 
2.6% 


5 
1.8% 






1 

0.4% 




1 

0.4% 


23.0 


Pasquotank 
% of Total 


1,503 


1,065 
70.9% 


339 

22.6% 


54 

3.6% 


23 
1.5% 


9 

0.6% 


5 

0.3% 


7 
0.5% 


1 

0.1% 




24.1 


Perquimans 
% of Total 


312 


257 

82.4% 


32 
10.3% 


7 
2.2% 


1 

0.3% 


3 
1.0% 


1 

0.3% 


3 
1.0% 




8 
2.6% 


57.4 


District Totals 
% of Total 


4,030 


2,806 
69.6% 


824 

20.4% 


143 

3.5% 


70 

1.7% 


37 
0.9% 


11 

0.3% 


43 

1.1% 


64 

1.6% 


32 

0.8% 


45.1 


District 2 
























Beaufort 
% of Total 


2,700 


2,462 
91.2% 


144 

5.3% 


32 
1.2% 


12 
0.4% 


9 

0.3% 


9 

0.3% 


11 

0.4% 


13 

0.5% 


8 
0.3% 


16.7 


Hyde 
% of Total 


349 


297 

85.1% 


34 

9.7% 


2 
0.6% 


11 

3.2% 




1 
0.3% 


2 
0.6% 


2 
0.6% 




19.0 


Martin 
% of Total 


1,586 


1,326 
83.6% 


141 

8.9% 


39 

2.5% 


25 
1.6% 


20 

1.3% 


3 

0.2% 


21 

1.3% 


11 

0.7% 




23.2 


Tyrrell 
% of Total 


125 


101 

80.8% 


20 
16.0% 


2 
1.6% 








1 

0.8% 




1 

0.8% 


26.1 


Washington 
% of Total 


796 


675 

84.8% 


75 

9.4% 


17 
2.1% 


9 
1.1% 


8 
1.0% 


1 
0.1% 


11 

1.4% 






18.4 


District Totals 
% of Total 


5,556 


4,861 

87.5% 


414 

7.5% 


92 

1.7% 


57 
1.0% 


37 
0.7% 


14 

0.3% 


46 

0.8% 


26 

0.5% 


9 

0.2% 


19.1 


District 3 
























Carteret 
% of Total 


3,373 


2,387 
70.8% 


528 
15.7% 


153 

4.5% 


90 

2.7% 


58 
1.7% 


30 

0.9% 


110 

3.3% 


15 

0.4% 


2 
0.1% 


33.3 


Craven 
% of Total 


3,998 


2,972 

74.3% 


585 
14.6% 


214 

5.4% 


74 
1.9% 


19 

0.5% 


15 

0.4% 


91 

2.3% 


19 

0.5% 


9 

0.2% 


31.0 


Pamlico 
% of Total 


495 


372 
75.2% 


77 
15.6% 


27 
5.5% 


10 

2.0% 




1 

0.2% 


2 
0.4% 


6 

1.2% 




25.3 


Pitt 
% of Total 


7,240 


4,907 

67.8% 


1,605 

22.2% 


386 

5.3% 


151 

2.1% 


79 
1.1% 


18 

•0.2% 


79 
1.1% 


6 
0.1% 


9 

0.1% 


29.8 


District Totals 
% of Total 


15,106 


10,638 

70.4% 


2,795 

18.5% 


780 

5.2% 


325 

2.2% 


156 

1.0% 


64 

0.4% 


282 
1.9% 


46 

0.3% 


20 

0.1% 


30.8 


District 4 

























1,790 

476 

7,215 

2,453 

11,934 



1,180 
65.9% 

260 

54.6% 

4,337 
60.1% 

1,302 
53.1% 

7,079 

59.3% 



367 
20.5% 

139 

29.2% 

1,636 

22.7% 

607 

24.7% 

2,749 
23.0% 



106 

5.9% 

34 
7.1% 

683 

9.5% 

232 

9.5% 

1,055 

8.8% 



50 

2.8% 

24 
5.0% 

272 
3.8% 

132 

5.4% 

478 
4.0% 



37 
2.1% 

8 

1.7% 

130 

1.8% 

50 

2.0% 

225 

1.9% 



7 
0.4% 

5 

1.1% 

58 

0.8% 

43 
1.8% 

113 

0.9% 



37 
2.1% 

6 

1.3% 

92 

1.3% 

63 

2.6% 

198 

1.7% 



6 

0.3% 



7 

0.1% 

14 

0.6% 

27 
0.2% 



10 

0.4% 

10 

0.1% 



32.4 
36.1 
33.4 
48.5 
36.5 



147 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF NON-MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES 

IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 



District 5 



January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



Total 
Disposed 



Less Than 
30 Days 



30-60 
Days 



61-90 
Days 



91-120 
Days 



121-150 
Days 



151-180 
Days 



Average 
1X1 Days 1 ^ear Greater Time 
To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. Than2Yrs. (In Days) 



New Hanover 
% of Total 


8,300 


5,515 
66.4% 


1,265 
15.2% 


421 
5.1% 


198 

2.4% 


96 

1.2% 


96 

1.2% 


344 
4.1% 


235 

2.8% 


130 
1.6% 


63.3 


Pender 
% of Total 


982 


709 

72.2% 


151 

15.4% 


49 

5.0% 


21 

2.1% 


14 
1.4% 


4 
0.4% 


21 
2.1% 


11 
1.1% 


2 
0.2% 


31.5 


District Totals 


9,282 


6.224 


1,416 


470 


219 


110 


100 


365 


246 


132 


59.9 


% of Total 




67.1% 


15.3% 


5.1% 


2.4% 


1.2% 


1.1% 


3.9% 


2.7% 


1.4% 




District 6 
























Bertie 
% of Total 


776 


609 

78.5% 


120 

15.5% 


27 
3.5% 


7 
0.9% 


3 
0.4% 


1 

0.1% 


3 
0.4% 


6 

0.8% 




20.9 


Halifax 
% of Total 


3,611 


2,492 
69.0% 


691 

19.1% 


223 
6.2% 


92 

2.5% 


51 

1.4% 


22 
0.6% 


21 

0.6% 


18 
0.5% 


1 


29.2 


Hertford 
% of Total 


1,338 


914 

68.3% 


248 
18.5% 


95 

7.1% 


39 

2.9% 


13 
1.0% 


3 

0.2% 


19 

1.4% 


6 

0.4% 


1 
0.1% 


30.7 


Northampton 
% of Total 


609 


505 

82.9% 


72 
11.8% 


11 

1.8% 


6 

1.0% 


1 
0.2% 


2 
0.3% 


2 
0.3% 


9 

1.5% 


1 
0.2% 


23.2 


District Totals 
% of Total 


6,334 


4,520 

71.4% 


1,131 

17.9% 


356 

5.6% 


144 

2.3% 


68 

1.1% 


28 
0.4% 


45 

0.7% 


39 

0.6% 


3 


27.9 


District 7 
























Edgecombe 
% of Total 


5,137 


3,388 
66.0% 


999 

19.4% 


344 

6.7% 


159 

3.1% 


88 

1.7% 


63 

1.2% 


75 
1.5% 


18 
0.4% 


3 
0.1% 


33.2 


Nash 
% of Total 


5,098 


3.460 
67.9% 


820 
16.1% 


405 

7.9% 


195 

3.8% 


68 

1.3% 


58 
1.1% 


71 

1.4% 


12 
0.2% 


9 

0.2% 


33.6 


Wilson 
% of Total 


3,839 


2,503 

65.2% 


614 

16.0% 


278 

7.2% 


173 

4.5% 


89 

2.3% 


65 

1.7% 


107 

2.8% 


10 

0.3% 




35.7 


District Totals 
% of Total 


14,074 


9,351 

66.4% 


2,433 

17.3% 


1,027 

7.3% 


527 

3.7% 


245 

1.7% 


186 

1.3% 


253 

1.8% 


40 

0.3% 


12 

0.1% 


34.0 


District 8 
























Greene 
% of Total 


747 


534 

71.5% 


131 

17.5% 


35 

4.7% 


15 
2.0% 


6 

0.8% 


3 
0.4% 


20 

2.7% 


3 
0.4% 




29.9 


Lenoir 
% of Total 


4,764 


3,324 
69.8% 


811 

17.0% 


314 

6.6% 


168 

3.5% 


50 
1.0% 


49 
1.0% 


45 
0.9% 


3 
0.1% 




27.8 


Wayne 
% of Total 


5,698 


3,915 

68.7% 


1,119 

19.6% 


284 
5.0% 


162 

2.8% 


69 

1.2% 


34 
0.6% 


87 
1.5% 


28 
0.5% 




30.9 


District Totals 
% of Total 


11,290 


7,773 
69.3% 


2,061 

18.4% 


633 

5.6% 


345 

3.1% 


125 

1.1% 


86 

0.8% 


152 

1.4% 


34 

0.3% 




29.6 


District 9 

























Franklin 
% of Total 

Granville 
% of Total 

Person 
% of Total 

Vance 

% of Total 
Warren 

% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



1,438 
1,798 
1,521 
2,589 
918 
8.264 



1,138 

79.1% 

1,475 
82.0% 

1,109 

72.9% 

1,948 

75.2% 

687 
74.8% 
6.357 
76.9% 



213 

14.8% 

221 
12.3% 

260 

17.1% 

344 
13.3% 

138 

15.0% 

1,176 

14.2% 



48 

3.3% 

45 

2.5% 

80 

5.3% 

101 

3.9% 

55 
6.0% 

329 

4.0% 



6 

0.4% 

33 
1.8% 

36 

2.4% 

81 

3.1% 

7 
0.8% 

163 

2.0% 



9 

0.6% 

7 
0.4% 

11 

0.7% 

23 
0.9% 

7 

0.8% 

57 

0.7% 



5 
0.3% 

4 
0.2% 

9 

0.6% 

23 
0.9% 

7 
0.8% 

48 

0.6% 



10 

0.7% 

7 
0.4% 

7 
0.5% 

66 

2.5% 

9 

1.0% 
99 

1.2% 



7 
0.5% 

4 
0.2% 

9 

0.6% 

2 
0.1% 

8 
0.9% 

30 

0.4% 



2 
0.1% 

2 
0.1% 



5 
0.1% 



23.8 
19.7 
25.0 
27.5 
27.1 
24.7 



148 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF NON-MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES 

IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



District 10 



Chatham 

% of Total 
Orange 

% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 91-120 121-150 151-180 1X1 Days 

Disposed 30 Days Days Days Days Days Days To 1 N r. 



Average 
1 Year Greater Time 

To 2 Yrs. Than2Yrs. (In Days) 



Wake 
% of Total 


24,333 


13,448 

55.3% 


5,624 

23.1% 


2,230 

9.2% 


1,300 

5.3% 


696 

2.9% 


425 
1.7% 


558 

2.3% 


51 

0.2% 


1 


40.9 


District 11 
























Harnett 
% of Total 


3,479 


2,197 
63.2% 


774 
22.2% 


248 

7.1% 


135 
3.9% 


61 

1.8% 


22 
0.6% 


34 
1.0% 


7 
0.2% 


1 


31.2 


Johnston 
% of Total 


3,285 


2,053 

62.5% 


605 

18.4% 


266 

8.1% 


153 

4.7% 


94 

2.9% 


45 

1.4% 


55 

1.7% 


14 
0.4% 




37.6 


Lee 
% of Total 


3,830 


2.690 

70.2% 


753 
19.7% 


182 

4.8% 


86 

2.2% 


34 
0.9% 


21 

0.5% 


59 

1.5% 


5 
0.1% 




27.9 


District Totals 
% of Total 


10,594 


6,940 

65.5% 


2,132 

20.1% 


696 

6.6% 


374 
3.5% 


189 

1.8% 


88 

0.8% 


148 

1.4% 


26 

0.2% 


1 


32.0 


District 12 
























Cumberland 
% of Total 


20,819 


12,988 
62.4% 


3,681 

17.7% 


1,549 

7.4% 


804 

3.9% 


608 

2.9% 


376 

1.8% 


673 

3.2% 


140 

0.7% 




39.1 


Hoke 
% of Total 


1,418 


889 

62.7% 


288 
20.3% 


101 

7.1% 


51 

3.6% 


13 

0.9% 


26 

1.8% 


29 

2.0% 


20 

1.4% 


1 
0.1% 


40.7 


District Totals 
% of Total 


22,237 


13,877 

62.4% 


3,969 

17.8% 


1,650 

7.4% 


855 

3.8% 


621 

2.8% 


402 

1.8% 


702 

3.2% 


160 

0.7% 


1 


39.2 


District 13 
























Bladen 
% of Total 


2,369 


1,546 

65.3% 


492 

20.8% 


120 

5.1% 


52 

2.2% 


25 
1.1% 


21 
0.9% 


57 
2.4% 


23 
1.0% 


33 
1.4% 


58.2 


Brunswick 
% of Total 


1,576 


966 

61.3% 


314 

19.9% 


170 

10.8% 


61 

3.9% 


25 
1.6% 


7 
0.4% 


33 

2.1% 






33.0 


Columbus 
% of Total 


3,876 


2,645 
68.2% 


735 
19.0% 


246 

6.3% 


103 

2.7% 


48 

1.2% 


28 

0.7% 


65 

1.7% 


6 

0.2% 




30.6 


District Totals 
% of Total 


7,821 


5,157 
65.9% 


1,541 

19.7% 


536 

6.9% 


216 

2.8% 


98 

1.3% 


56 

0.7% 


155 

2.0% 


29 

0.4% 


33 

0.4% 


39.4 


District 14 
























Durham 
% of Total 


9,310 


6.659 

71.5% 


1,127 

12.1% 


391 

4.2% 


198 

2.1% 


116 

1.2% 


54 

0.6% 


222 

2.4% 


232 

2.5% 


311 

3.3% 


89.0 


District 15A 
























Alamance 
% of Total 


4,530 


2,819 

62.2% 


1,152 

25.4% 


306 

6.8% 


88 

1.9% 


28 
0.6% 


25 
0.6% 


37 
0.8% 


26 

0.6% 


49 

1.1% 


44.8 


District 15B 

























1,184 
3,182 
4,366 



861 

72.7% 

2,076 
65.2% 

2,937 

67.3% 



229 
19.3% 

483 

15.2% 

712 

16.3% 



45 

3.8% 

208 

6.5% 

253 

5.8% 



20 

1.7% 

130 

4.1% 

150 

3.4% 



14 

1.2% 

57 
1.8% 

71 

1.6% 



3 
0.3% 

41 

1.3% 

44 

1.0% 



12 

1.0% 

94 

3.0% 

106 

2.4% 



86 

2.7% 

86 

2.0% 



7 
0.2% 

7 
0.2% 



24.4 
49.1 
42.4 



149 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF NON-MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES 

IN THE DISTRICT COl RTS 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



District 16 


Total 
Disposed 


Less Than 
30 Days 


30-60 
Days 


61-90 
Days 


91-120 
Days 


121-150 
Days 


151-180 
Days 


IS1 l)a>s 
I'd 1 \t. 


1 ^ear 
1 o 2 \ rs. 


Greater 
Than2Yrs. 


Average 

Time 
(In Days) 


Robeson 
% of Total 


8,792 


5,655 
64.3% 


1,524 
17.3% 


471 

5.4% 


854 

9.7% 


184 
2.1% 


44 
0.5% 


54 
0.6% 


6 
0.1% 




34.0 


Scotland 
% of Total 


2,841 


2,123 

74.7% 


391 

13.8% 


69 

2.4% 


38 
1.3% 


24 
0.8% 


11 
0.4% 


61 

2.1% 


121 
4.3% 


3 
0.1% 


42.8 


District Totals 
% of Total 


11,633 


7,778 
66.9% 


1,915 

16.5% 


540 

4.6% 


892 

7.7% 


208 

1.8% 


55 
0.5% 


115 

1.0% 


127 
1.1% 


3 


36.2 


District 17 
























Caswell 
% of Total 


637 


402 
63.1% 


162 

25.4% 


30 

4.7% 


20 
3.1% 


15 

2.4% 


2 
0.3% 


5 
0.8% 


1 
0.2% 




29.8 


Rockingham 
% of Total 


4,941 


3,086 

62.5% 


969 
19.6% 


347 
7.0% 


159 

3.2% 


147 
3.0% 


87 
1.8% 


117 

2.4% 


24 
0.5% 


5 
0.1% 


39.1 


Stokes 
% of Total 


952 


613 

64.4% 


180 

18.9% 


69 

7.2% 


34 

3.6% 


18 
1.9% 


17 
1.8% 


19 

2.0% 


2 
0.2% 




35.4 


Surry 
% of Total 


3,284 


1,724 

52.5% 


738 
22.5% 


265 

8.1% 


132 
4.0% 


115 

3.5% 


60 

1.8% 


140 

4.3% 


104 

3.2% 


6 
0.2% 


62.1 


District Totals 
% of Total 


9,814 


5,825 

59.4% 


2,049 

20.9% 


711 

7.2% 


345 

3.5% 


295 

3.0% 


166 

1.7% 


281 

2.9% 


131 

1.3% 


11 

0.1% 


45.8 


District 18 
























Guilford 
% of Total 


21,552 


9,841 

45.7% 


4,619 

21.4% 


2,087 

9.7% 


1,140 

5.3% 


676 

3.1% 


370 

1.7% 


693 

3.2% 


1,513 

7.0% 


613 

2.8% 


107.5 


District 19 
























Cabarrus 
% of Total 


4,008 


2,699 

67.3% 


869 

21.7% 


231 

5.8% 


87 
2.2% 


31 
0.8% 


28 
0.7% 


60 

1.5% 


3 
0.1% 




28.9 


Montgomery 
% of Total 


1,734 


1,306 

75.3% 


299 

17.2% 


55 
3.2% 


22 
1.3% 


20 

1.2% 


6 

0.3% 


22 
1.3% 


4 
0.2% 




23.2 


Randolph 
% of Total 


2,637 


1,792 
68.0% 


525 
19.9% 


166 

6.3% 


49 
1.9% 


30 
1.1% 


13 
0.5% 


33 
1.3% 


26 
1.0% 


3 
0.1% 


35.6 


Rowan 
% of Total 


4,794 


3,688 

76.9% 


732 
15.3% 


167 

3.5% 


71 

1.5% 


37 
0.8% 


30 
0.6% 


55 
1.1% 


13 
0.3% 


1 


23.3 


District Totals 
% of Total 


13,173 


9,485 

72.0% 


2,425 

18.4% 


619 

4.7% 


229 

1.7% 


118 

0.9% 


77 
0.6%, 


170 

1.3% 


46 

0.3% 


4 


27.5 


District 20 
























Anson 
% of Total 


1,722 


1,055 
61.3% 


413 
24.0% 


116 

6.7% 


44 

2.6% 


33 
1.9% 


27 
1.6% 


29 
1.7% 


5 
0.3% 




36.0 


Moore 
% of Total 


3,227 


1,980 
61.4% 


712 
22.1% 


264 

8.2% 


119 

3.7% 


60 

1.9% 


41 
1.3% 


39 

1.2% 


8 
0.2% 


4 
0.1% 


35.5 


Richmond 
% of Total 


2,708 


1,860 

68.7% 


488 
18.0% 


122 

4.5% 


56 

2.1% 


28 
1.0% 


20 

0.7% 


58 
2.1% 


52 
1.9% 


24 
0.9% 


45.4 


Stanly 
% of Total 


2,301 


1,610 
70.0% 


348 
15.1% 


53 

2.3% 


53 

2.3% 


24 
1.0% 


21 
0.9% 


69 

3.0% 


120 

5.2% 


3 
0.1% 


53.9 


Union 
% of Total 


3,471 


2,690 

77.5% 


481 
13.9% 


115 

3.3% 


53 
1.5% 


40 

1.2% 


13 

0.4% 


48 
1.4% 


12 
0.3% 


19 

0.5% 


31.1 


District Totals 
% of Total 


13,429 


9.195 

68.5% 


2,442 

18.2% 


670 

5.0% 


325 

2.4% 


185 

1.4% 


122 

0.9% 


243 

1.8% 


IM7 

1.5% 


50 

0.4% 


39.6 



150 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF NON-MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES 

IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 



District 21 



Burke 
% of Total 

Caldwell 
% of Total 

Catawba 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



Total Less Than 
Disposed 30 Days 



30-60 
Days 



61-90 
Days 



91-120 
Days 



121-150 
Days 



151-180 
Da^s 



Average 
181 Days 1 Near Greater Time 

To I Yr. I<> 2 Yrs. Than2Yrs. (In Days) 



Forsyth 
% of Total 


13,442 


9,234 

68.7% 


2,213 

16.5% 


382 

2.8% 


153 

1.1% 


56 

0.4% 


46 

0.3% 


281 

2.1% 


907 

6.7% 


170 

1.3% 


70.8 


District 22 
























Alexander 
% of Total 


989 


812 
82.1% 


102 
10.3% 


31 

3.1% 


7 
0.7% 


2 
0.2% 


5 
0.5% 


21 

2.1% 


8 
0.8% 


1 
0.1% 


28.8 


Davidson 
% of Total 


5,495 


3,859 

70.2% 


962 

17.5% 


242 

4.4% 


174 

3.2% 


81 

1.5% 


57 
1.0% 


112 

2.0% 


6 

0.1% 


2 


31.3 


Davie 

% of Total 


789 


578 
73.3% 


145 

18.4% 


44 

5.6% 


15 
1.9% 


4 
0.5% 




3 
0.4% 






21.3 


Iredell 
% of Total 


4,188 


2,958 

70.6% 


855 

20.4% 


153 

3.7% 


80 
1.9% 


29 

0.7% 


19 

0.5% 


45 

1.1% 


46 
1.1% 


3 
0.1% 


31.2 


District Totals 
% of Total 


11,461 


8,207 

71.6% 


2,064 

18.0% 


470 

4.1% 


276 

2.4% 


116 

1.0% 


81 

0.7% 


181 

1.6% 


60 

0.5% 


6 

0.1% 


30.3 


District 23 
























Alleghany 
% of Total 


218 


159 

72.9% 


40 
18.3% 


2 
0.9% 


5 

2.3% 


2 
0.9% 


1 

0.5% 


1 

0.5% 


8 

3.7% 




37.0 


Ashe 

% of Total 


888 


672 

75.7% 


106 

11.9% 


38 

4.3% 


9 

1.0% 


10 

1.1% 


8 
0.9% 


18 
2.0% 


12 
1.4% 


15 

1.7% 


54.7 


Wilkes 
% of Total 


2,997 


2,159 

72.0% 


471 
15.7% 


117 
3.9% 


51 

1.7% 


22 
0.7% 


27 
0.9% 


45 
1.5% 


89 
3.0% 


16 

0.5% 


46.7 


Yadkin 
% of Total 


1.139 


764 

67.1% 


239 

21.0% 


69 

6.1% 


23 
2.0% 


32 

2.8% 


2 
0.2% 


9 

0.8% 




1 
0.1% 


28.4 


District Totals 
% of Total 


5.242 


3,754 
71.6% 


856 
16.3% 


226 

4.3% 


88 

1.7% 


66 

1.3% 


38 

0.7% 


73 

1.4% 


109 

2.1% 


32 

0.6% 


43.6 


District 24 
























Avery 
% of Total 


865 


421 

48.7% 


200 
23.1% 


81 

9.4% 


31 

3.6% 


29 

3.4% 


31 

3.6% 


60 

6.9% 


10 

1.2% 


2 
0.2% 


60.5 


Madison 
% of Total 


435 


189 

43.4% 


124 

28.5% 


31 

7.1% 


19 

4.4% 


19 

4.4% 


5 
1.1% 


18 
4.1% 


13 

3.0% 


17 
3.9% 


110.7 


Mitchell 
% of Total 


400 


209 

52.3% 


123 
30.8% 


32 
8.0% 


8 
2.0% 


6 

1.5% 


5 

1.3% 


6 

1.5% 


5 
1.3% 


6 

1.5% 


55.6 


Watauga 
% of Total 


984 


544 

55.3% 


208 
21.1% 


50 

5.1% 


21 
2.1% 


7 
0.7% 


13 

1.3% 


62 

6.3% 


36 

3.7% 


43 

4.4% 


114.6 


Yancey 
% of Total 


508 


373 
73.4% 


68 
13.4% 


25 
4.9% 


11 

2.2% 


2 
0.4% 


1 

0.2% 


17 

3.3% 


10 

2.0% 


1 

0.2% 


37.8 


District Totals 
% of Total 


3,192 


1,736 

54.4% 


723 
22.7% 


219 

6.9% 


90 

2.8% 


63 

2.0% 


55 
1.7% 


163 

5.1% 


74 
2.3% 


69 

2.2% 


79.8 


District 25 

























2,930 

3,529 

7,214 

13,673 



1,756 
59.9% 

2,221 
62.9% 

5,117 
70.9% 

9,094 

66.5% 



563 
19.2% 

717 
20.3% 

1,192 

16.5% 

2,472 
18.1% 



221 

7.5% 

254 

7.2% 

370 

5.1% 

845 

6.2% 



95 

3.2% 

94 

2.7% 

184 

2.6% 

373 
2.7% 



57 
1.9% 

50 

1.4% 

117 
1.6% 
224 

1.6% 



45 

1.5% 

38 
1.1% 

44 

0.6% 
127 
0.9% 



145 
4.9% 

79 

2.2% 

77 

1.1% 
301 

2.2% 



40 

1.4% 

67 
1.9% 

113 
1.6% 

220 

1.6% 



0.3% 

9 

0.3% 



17 

0.1% 



50.9 
47.0 
33.7 
40.8 



151 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF NON-MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES 

IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 

January 1, 1978 — December 31, 1978 



District 26 



Cherokee 

% of Total 
Clay 

% of Total 

Graham 
% of Total 

Haywood 
% of Total 

Jackson 
% of Total 

Macon 
% of Total 

Swain 

% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 91-120 121-150 151-1X0 181 Days 

Disposed 30 Days Days Days Days Days Days In I \r. 



Average 
1 War Greater Time 
lo 2 Yrs. Than2Yrs. (In Days) 



Mecklenburg 
% of Total 


19,518 


12,141 

62.2% 


4,789 

24.5% 


1,592 

8.2% 


536 

2.7% 


198 

1.0% 


94 

0.5% 


127 

0.7% 


34 

0.2% 


7 


30.1 


District 27 A 
























Gaston 
% of Total 


13,333 


9,322 
69.9% 


2,356 

17.7% 


687 

5.2% 


326 

2.4% 


153 

1.1% 


78 
0.6% 


223 
1.7% 


115 

0.9% 


73 
0.5% 


36.1 


District 27B 
























Cleveland 
% of Total 


4,875 


2,664 

54.6% 


1,165 

23.9% 


478 
9.8% 


203 

4.2% 


108 

2.2% 


78 
1.6% 


128 

2.6% 


46 
0.9% 


5 
0.1% 


45.1 


Lincoln 
% of Total 


1,897 


979 

51.6% 


548 

28.9% 


163 

8.6% 


64 

3.4% 


41 

2.2% 


16 

0.8% 


65 

3.4% 


21 
1.1% 




46.6 


District Totals 
% of Total 


6,772 


3,643 

53.8% 


1,713 

25.3% 


641 

9.5% 


267 
3.9% 


149 

2.2% 


94 

1.4%. 


193 

2.8% 


67 
1.0% 


5 
0.1% 


45.5 


District 28 
























Buncombe 
% of Total 


10,458 


7,633 

73.0% 


1,841 

17.6% 


440 

4.2% 


196 

1.9% 


81 

0.8% 


57 
0.5% 


151 

1.4% 


59 

0.6% 




27.9 


District 29 
























Henderson 
% of Total 


3,308 


2,062 

62.3% 


648 
19.6% 


230 

7.0% 


120 

3.6% 


66 
2.0% 


36 
1.1% 


118 

3.6% 


26 
0.8% 


2 
0.1% 


40.4 


McDowell 
% of Total 


1,482 


934 

63.0% 


297 
20.0% 


68 
4.6% 


24 
1.6% 


25 
1.7% 


9 
0.6% 


86 

5.8% 


35 

2.4% 


4 
0.3% 


54.7 


Polk 
% of Total 


660 


387 
58.6% 


119 
18.0% 


49 

7.4% 


25 
3.8% 


25 
3.8% 


4 
0.6% 


47 
7.1% 


4 
0.6% 




45.8 


Rutherford 
% of Total 


2,590 


2,013 

77.7% 


319 

12.3% 


112 

4.3% 


47 
1.8% 


26 
1.0% 


7 
0.3% 


15 

0.6% 


29 
1.1% 


22 
0.8% 


33.8 


Transylvania 
% of Total 


948 


601 

63.4% 


174 

18.4% 


67 

7.1% 


29 

3.1% 


24 

2.5% 


11 

1.2% 


36 

3.8% 


6 
0.6% 




39.5 


District Totals 
% of Total 


8,988 


5,997 

66.7% 


1,557 
17.3% 


526 

5.9% 


245 

2.7% 


166 

1.8% 


67 
0.7% 


302 

3.4% 


10(1 

1.1% 


28 

0.3% 


41.1 


District 30 

























811 
167 
312 

2,589 
691 
646 
713 

5,929 



403 

49.7% 

121 

72.5% 

184 

59.0% 

1.633 
63.1% 

450 

65.1% 

402 

62.2% 

525 

73.6% 

3,718 

62.7% 



219 

27.0% 

20 
12.0% 

45 
14.4% 

534 
20.6% 

132 
19.1% 

139 
21.5% 

87 
12.2% 

1,176 

19.8% 



87 
10.7% 

7 
4.2% 

26 

8.3% 

150 

5.8% 

28 
4.1% 

47 
7.3% 

53 

7.4% 

398 

6.7% 



25 
3.1% 

1 

0.6% 

10 

3.2% 

85 

3.3% 

24 
3.5% 

19 

2.9% 

12 

1.7% 

176 

3.0% 



32 

3.9% 

7 
4.2% 

7 
2.2% 

48 
1.9% 

16 

2.3% 

8 
1.2% 

8 
1.1% 
126 

2.1% 



22 

2.7% 

1 

0.6% 

6 

1.9% 

26 
1.0% 

8 

1.2% 

8 

1.2% 

10 

1.4% 

81 

1.4% 



19 

2.3% 

6 

3.6% 

20 

6.4% 

51 
2.0% 

24 
3.5% 

13 
2.0% 

16 

2.2% 
149 

2.5% 



4 
0.5% 

4 

2.4% 

12 

3.8% 

29 
1.1% 

9 

1.3% 

10 

1.5% 

2 
0.3% 

70 

1.2% 



2 
0.6% 

33 
1.3% 



35 

0.6% 



44.9 
39.1 
66.6 
49.0 
37.6 
39.0 
27.5 
44.1 



STATE TOTALS 350,589 
% of Total 



228,049 66,466 22,000 
65.0% 19.0% 6.3% 



11,166 

3.2% 

152 



5,759 
1.6% 



3,352 

1.(1% 



7,057 
2.0% 



4,991 

1.4% 



1.749 

0.5% 



43.9 



AGES OF MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES PENDING 
IN THE DISTRICT COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1978 



District I 



Duplin 
% of Total 

Jones 

% of Total 
Onslow 

% of Total 

Sampson 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 

Pending 30 Days Days Days 



Average 
91-120 121-150 151-1X0 ISI Days 1 Year Greater Age 



Days 



Days 



Days To 1 Vr. To 2 Yrs. Than 2 Yrs. (In Days) 



Camden 
% of Total 


24 


11 

45.8% 


2 
8.3% 


3 

12.5% 




1 
4.2% 


4 

16.7% 


3 
12.5% 






81.6 


Chowan 
% of Total 


130 


86 
66.2% 


25 
19.2% 


7 
5.4% 


7 
5.4% 


2 
1.5% 


2 
1.5% 


1 

0.8% 






33.5 


Currituck 
% of Total 


168 


81 

48.2% 


33 
19.6% 


9 

5.4% 


17 
10.1% 


6 

3.6% 


8 

4.8% 


12 

7.1% 


2 
1.2% 




64.5 


Dare 
% of Total 


341 


124 

36.4% 


30 

8.8% 


20 

5.9% 


20 

5.9% 


29 

8.5% 


37 
10.9% 


13 

3.8% 


66 
19.4% 


2 
0.6% 


172.7 


Gates 

% of Total 


278 


109 

39.2% 


36 

12.9% 


10 

3.6% 


16 

5.8% 


5 
1.8% 


8 

2.9% 


45 
16.2% 


46 

16.5% 


3 
1.1% 


162.9 


Pasquotank 
% of Total 


256 


139 

54.3% 


30 

11.7% 


28 
10.9% 


13 

5.1% 


9 

3.5% 


14 

5.5% 


22 
8.6% 


1 
0.4% 




61.0 


Perquimans 
% of Total 


91 


52 
57.1% 


17 
18.7% 


4 

4.4% 


7 
7.7% 


5 
5.5% 


4 

4.4% 


1 
1.1% 


1 
1.1% 




47.3 


District Totals 
% of Total 


1,288 


602 

46.7% 


173 

13.4% 


81 

6.3% 


80 

6.2% 


57 

4.4% 


77 
6.0% 


97 
7.5% 


116 

9.0% 


5 
0.4% 


109.6 


District 2 
























Beaufort 
% of Total 


525 


350 

66.7% 


70 
13.3% 


23 

4.4% 


24 
4.6% 


12 

2.3% 


9 

1.7% 


17 

3.2% 


13 

2.5% 


7 
1.3% 


63.0 


Hyde 

% of Total 


28 


20 

71.4% 


6 

21.4% 




2 
7.1% 












26.5 


Martin 
% of Total 


336 


141 
42.0% 


60 
17.9% 


17 
5.1% 


21 

6.3% 


14 

4.2% 


4 

1.2% 


16 

4.8% 


60 

17.9% 


3 
0.9% 


140.4 


Tyrrell 
% of Total 


30 


11 

36.7% 


8 
26.7% 


3 
10.0% 


6 

20.0% 


2 
6.7% 










53.4 


Washington 
% of Total 


97 


71 

73.2% 


7 
7.2% 


4 

4.1% 


4 

4.1% 


2 
2.1% 




9 

9.3% 






41.6 


District Totals 
% of Total 


1,016 


593 

58.4% 


151 

14.9% 


47 

4.6% 


57 
5.6% 


30 

3.0% 


13 

1.3% 


42 

4.1% 


73 
7.2% 


10 

1.0% 


c85.3 


District 3 
























Carteret 
% of Total 


963 


302 

31.4% 


135 
14.0% 


56 

5.8% 


53 

5.5% 


42 
4.4% 


38 
3.9% 


168 

17.4% 


113 
11.7% 


56 

5.8% 


198.9 


Craven 
% of Total 


1,081 


554 
51.2% 


143 
13.2% 


74 
6.8% 


72 
6.7% 


42 
3.9% 


68 

6.3% 


82 

7.6% 


23 
2.1% 


23 
2.1% 


95.4 


Pamlico 
% of Total 


61 


31 

50.8% 


18 

29.5% 


2 

3.3% 


2 
3.3% 


1 

1.6% 


2 

3.3% 


5 

8.2% 






53.7 


Pitt 
% of Total 


1,297 


536 

41.3% 


170 
13.1% 


68 

5.2% 


80 

6.2% 


67 

5.2% 


52 
4.0% 


114 

8.8% 


205 

15.8% 


56 
0.4% 


140.1 


District Totals 
% of Total 


3,402 


1,423 

41.8% 


466 

13.7% 


200 

5.9% 


207 
6.1% 


152 

4.5% 


160 

4.7% 


369 

10.8% 


341 

10.0% 


84 

2.5% 


141.0 


District 4 

























1,389 



168 



2,020 



1,587 



5,164 



358 
25.8% 

94 
56.0% 

776 



159 
11.4% 

30 

17.9% 

330 



38.4% 16.3% 

668 223 

42.1% 14.1% 

1,896 742 

36.7% 14.4% 



81 

5.8% 

17 
10.1% 

181 
9.0% 

139 

8.8% 

418 

8.1% 



52 
3.7% 

21 
12.5% 

181 
9.0% 

100 

6.3% 

354 

6.9% 



47 

3.4% 

1 

0.6% 

127 
6.3% 

76 

4.8% 

251 

4.9% 



63 

4.5% 

1 

0.6% 

172 
8.5% 

68 

4.3% 

304 

5.9% 



314 

22.6% 

4 

2.4% 

251 

12.4% 

140 

8.8% 

709 

13.7% 



294 

21.2% 



2 
0.1% 

155 

9.8% 

451 

8.7% 



21 

1.5% 



18 
1.1% 

39 
0.8% 



201.9 

40.1 

79.4 

122.7 

124.4 



153 



AGES OF MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES PENDING 
IN THE DISTRICT COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1978 



District 5 



Average 
Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 91-120 121-150 151-180 1X1 Da>s 1 Year Greater Age 

Pending 30 Days Days Days Days Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. Than 2 Yrs. (In Days) 



New Hanover 
% of Total 


1,902 


560 

29.4% 


261 

13.7% 


119 

6.3% 


83 

4.4% 


83 

4.4% 


84 

4.4% 


306 

16.1% 


364 
19.1% 


42 

2.2% 


193.7 


Pender 
% of Total 


608 


219 
36.0% 


63 
10.4% 


32 
5.3% 


32 

5.3% 


48 

7.9% 


39 

6.4% 


115 
18.9% 


50 

8.2% 


10 
1.6% 


141.8 


District Totals 
% of Total 


2,510 


779 

31.0% 


324 

12.9% 


151 

6.0% 


115 

4.6% 


131 

5.2% 


123 

4.9% 


421 

16.8% 


414 

16.5% 


52 
2.1% 


181.2 


District 6 
























Bertie 
% of Total 


366 


149 

40.7% 


93 

25.4% 


27 
7.4% 


28 
7.7% 


15 

4.1% 


7 
1.9% 


34 

9.3% 


13 

3.6% 




78.1 


Halifax 
% of Total 


1,025 


482 

47.0% 


340 

33.2% 


77 
7.5% 


27 
2.6% 


12 

1.2% 


5 

0.5% 


45 

4.4% 


37 

3.6% 




60.2 


Hertford 
% of Total 


540 


172 
31.9% 


182 

33.7% 


43 
8.0% 


40 

7.4% 


17 

3.1% 


34 
6.3% 


34 

6.3% 


18 

3.3% 




78.8 


Northampton 
% of Total 


271 


51 

18.8% 


85 
31.4% 


41 
15.1% 


16 

5.9% 


13 

4.8% 


11 

4.1% 


53 
19.6% 


1 

0.4% 




97.7 


District Totals 
% of Total 


2,202 


854 
38.8% 


700 

31.8% 


188 

8.5% 


111 

5.0% 


57 
2.6% 


57 
2.6% 


166 

7.5% 


69 

3.1% 




72.4 


District 7 
























Edgecombe 
% of Total 


580 


250 

43.1% 


123 

21.2% 


42 
7.2% 


61 
10.5% 


19 

3.3% 


10 

1.7% 


37 
6.4% 


36 

6.2% 


2 
0.3% 


87.9 


Nash 

% of Total 


877 


456 

52.0% 


160 

18.2% 


134 

15.3% 


66 

7.5% 


11 

1.3% 


8 
0.9% 


35 

4.0% 


7 
0.8% 




51.0 


Wilson 
% of Total 


1,171 


525 

44.8% 


257 
21.9% 


109 

9.3% 


94 

8.0% 


61 

5.2% 


38 

3.2% 


57 
4.9% 


28 

2.4% 


2 
0.2% 


69.4 


District Totals 
% of Total 


2,628 


1,231 

46.8% 


540 

20.5% 


285 
10.8% 


221 

8.4% 


91 

3.5% 


56 

2.1% 


129 

4.9% 


71 

2.7% 


4 

0.2% 


67.3 


District 8 
























Greene 
% of total 


150 


88 
58.7% 


23 
15.3% 


12 

8.0% 


7 
4.7% 


6 

4.0% 


2 
1.3% 


11 

7.3% 


1 

0.7% 




53.1 


Lenoir 
% of Total 


980 


714 

72.9% 


133 

13.6% 


57 
5.8% 


34 

3.5% 


11 

1.1% 


10 

1.0% 


17 

1.7% 


4 
0.4% 




29.8 


Wayne 
% of Total 


1,460 


791 

54.2% 


260 

17.8% 


118 

8.1% 


118 

8.1% 


44 
3.0% 


26 
1.8% 


67 
4.6% 


30 

2.1% 


6 
0.4% 


62.5 


District Totals 
% of Total 


2,590 


1,593 

61.5% 


416 

16.1% 


187 

7.2% 


159 

6.1% 


61 

2.4% 


38 

1.5% 


95 

3.7% 


35 

1.4% 


6 

0.2% 


49.6 


District 9 

























Franklin 
% of Total 

Granville 
% of Total 

Person 
% of Total 

Vance 

% of Total 
Warren 

% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



430 
309 
382 
385 
388 
1,894 



232 
54.0% 

179 

57.9% 

197 
51.6% 

198 

51.4% 

111 

28.6% 

917 

48.4% 



63 

14.7% 

59 
19.1% 

55 

14.4% 

87 
22.6% 

50 
12.9% 

314 

16.6% 



36 

8.4% 

27 
8.7% 

26 

6.8% 

40 
10.4% 

15 

3.9% 

144 

7.6% 



28 

6.5% 

21 

6.8% 

18 

4.7% 

33 

8.6% 

18 

4.6% 

118 

6.2% 



4.2% 

8 

2.6% 

6 

1.6% 

17 
4.4% 

15 

3.9% 

64 

3.4% 



18 

4.2% 

7 
2.3% 

8 
2.1% 

2 
0.5% 

23 
5.9% 

58 

3.1% 



32 

7.4% 

5 

1.6% 

30 

7.9% 

5 
1.3% 

79 
20.4% 

151 

8.0% 



1 

0.2% 

3 
1.0% 

32 
8.4% 

3 
0.8% 

64 
16.5% 

103 

5.4% 



2 
0.5% 



10 

2.6% 



13 

3.4% 

25 
1.3% 



62.9 

43.7 
114.5 

45.0 
195.0 

93.6 



154 



AGES OF MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES PENDING 
IN THE DISTRICT COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1978 

Average 
Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 91-120 121-150 151-1X0 181 Days 1 Year Greater Age 

Pending 30 Days Days Days Days Days Days I o \\ r. To 2 Yrs. Than 2 Yrs. (In Days) 

District 10 



Wake 
% of Total 


7,222 


3,430 

47.5% 


1,597 

22.1% 


555 
7.7% 


429 

5.9% 


278 
3.8% 


172 
2.4% 


400 

5.5% 


323 

4.5% 


38 

0.5% 


78.3 


District 11 
























Harnett 
% of Total 


887 


385 

43.4% 


179 
20.2% 


93 
10.5% 


103 

11.6% 


47 
5.3% 


40 

4.5% 


34 

3.8% 


6 

0.7% 




62.1 


Johnston 
% of Total 


1,451 


535 
36.9% 


334 
23.0% 


174 
12.0% 


135 

9.3% 


55 
3.8% 


31 

2.1% 


116 

8.0% 


67 

4.6% 


4 
0.3% 


85.9 


Lee 
% of Total 


388 


206 

53.1% 


61 

15.7% 


44 
11.3% 


23 

5.9% 


2 
0.5% 


4 

1.0% 


8 

2.1% 


31 
8.0% 


9 

2.3% 


98.5 


District Totals 
% of Total 


2,726 


1,126 

41.3% 


574 
21.1% 


311 
11.4% 


261 

9.6% 


104 

3.8% 


75 
2.8% 


158 

5.8% 


104 

3.8% 


13 

0.5% 


79.9 


District 12 
























Cumberland 
% of Total 


4,815 


2,134 

44.3% 


998 

20.7% 


489 
10.2% 


461 

9.6% 


311 

6.5% 


241 

5.0% 


128 

2.7% 


51 
1.1% 


2 


60.5 


Hoke 
% of Total 


367 


150 

40.9% 


90 

24.5% 


56 
15.3% 


49 

13.4% 


12 
3.3% 


2 
0.5% 


6 

1.6% 


2 
0.5% 




53.9 


District Totals 
% of Total 


5,182 


2,284 

44.1% 


1,088 

21.0% 


545 

10.5% 


510 

9.8% 


323 

6.2% 


243 

4.7% 


134 

2.6% 


53 

1.0% 




60.0 


District 13 
























Bladen 
% of Total 


737 


314 

42.6% 


99 

13.4% 


42 

5.7% 


39 

5.3% 


57 
7.7% 


64 

8.7% 


75 
10.2% 


44 
6.0% 


3 
0.4% 


104.4 


Brunswick 
% of Total 


624 


261 

41.8% 


52 
8.3% 


126 

20.2% 


47 
7.5% 


51 

8.2% 


54 

8.7% 


30 

4.8% 


3 
0.5% 




73.5 


Columbus 
% of Total 


1,111 


397 

35.7% 


264 

23.8% 


80 

7.2% 


95 

8.6% 


67 
6.0% 


68 

6.1% 


72 
6.5% 


43 
3.9% 


25 
2.3% 


102.5 


District Totals 
% of Total 


2,472 


972 

39.3% 


415 

16.8% 


248 
10.0% 


181 

7.3% 


175 

7.1% 


186 

7.5% 


177 
7.2% 


90 

3.6% 


28 

1.1% 


95.7 


District 14 
























Durham 
% of Total 


8,736 


1,076 

12.3% 


497 

5.7% 


296 

3.4% 


242 
2.8% 


184 

2.1% 


219 

2.5% 


2,914 

33.4% 


2,740 

31.4% 


568 

6.5% 


429.1 


District 15 A 
























Alamance 
% of Total 


1,311 


796 

60.7% 


246 

18.8% 


87 
6.6% 


51 

3.9% 


32 

2.4% 


31 

2.4% 


48 

3.7% 


18 

1.4% 


2 
0.2% 


49.9 


District 15 B 

























Chatham 505 353 88 32 17 13 2 28.8 

% of Total 69.9% 17.4% 6.3% 3.4% 2.6% 0.4% 

Orange 1,147 550 118 100 74 74 128 67 32 4 81.2 

% of Total 48.0% 10.3% 8.7% 6.5% 6.5% 11.2% 5.8% 2.8% 0.3% 

District Totals 1,652 903 206 132 91 87 130 67 32 4 65.2 

% of Total 54.7% 12.5% 8.0% 5.5% 5.3% 7.9% 4.1% 1.9% 0.2% 



155 



District 16 



Forsyth 
% of Total 



AGES OF MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES PENDING 
IN THE DISTRICT COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1978 

Average 
Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 91-120 121-150 151-180 181 Days 1 Year Greater Age 

Pending 30 Days Days Days Days Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. Than 2Yrs. (In Days) 



Robeson 
% of Total 


1,840 


751 
40.8% 


300 

16.3% 


197 
10.7% 


180 

9.8% 


115 

6.3% 


74 
4.0% 


200 
10.9% 


11 
0.6% 


12 

0.7% 


82.0 


Scotland 
% of Total 


519 


297 

57.2% 


61 

11.8% 


51 
9.8% 


25 

4.8% 


25 
5.0% 


26 

1.5% 


8 

3.9% 


20 

1.2% 


6 


69.8 


District Totals 
% of Total 


2,359 


1,048 

44.4% 


361 

15.3% 


248 

10.5% 


205 

8.7% 


140 

5.9% 


100 

4.2% 


208 

8.8% 


31 

1.3% 


18 

0.8% 


79.3 


District 17 
























Caswell 
% of Total 


483 


139 

28.8% 


55 
11.4% 


28 
5.8% 


23 

4.8% 


20 

4.1% 


20 

4.1% 


84 

17.4% 


112 

23.2% 


2 
0.4% 


185.4 


Rockingham 
% of Total 


1,162 


538 
46.3% 


170 
14.6% 


87 

7.5% 


110 

9.5% 


80 

6.9% 


41 

3.5% 


119 

10.2% 


17 
1.5% 




73.5 


Stokes 
% of Total 


447 


191 

42.7% 


96 

21.5% 


44 
9.8% 


54 
12.1% 


26 

5.8% 


14 

3.1% 


15 

3.4% 


7 
1.6% 




63.1 


Surry 

% of Total 


680 


308 

45.3% 


132 

19.4% 


65 

9.6% 


55 
8.1% 


40 

5.9% 


33 
4.9% 


38 
5.6% 


7 
1.0% 


2 
0.3% 


64.4 


District Totals 
% of Total 


2,772 


1,176 

42.4% 


453 

16.3% 


224 

8.1% 


242 
8.7% 


166 

6.0% 


108 

3.9% 


256 

9.2% 


143 

5.2% 


4 

0.1% 


89.1 


District 18 
























Guilford 
% of Total 


5,688 


1,831 

32.2% 


1,250 

22.0% 


522 

9.2% 


333 

5.9% 


245 
4.3% 


280 

4.9% 


798 

14.0% 


418 

7.3% 


11 

0.2% 


117.7 


District 19 
























Cabarrus 
% of Total 


1,342 


800 

59.6% 


291 

21.7% 


105 

7.8% 


84 
6.3% 


37 
2.8% 


5 
0.4% 


17 
1.3% 


2 
0.1% 


1 
0.1% 


37.8 


Montgomery 
% of Total 


544 


274 
50.4% 


60 

11.0% 


32 

5.9% 


21 

3.9% 


13 

2.4% 


8 
1.5% 


61 

11.2% 


73 
13.4% 


2 
0.4% 


119.5 


Randolph 
% of Total 


903 


465 

51.5% 


149 

16.5% 


103 

11.4% 


59 

6.5% 


46 

5.1% 


44 
4.9% 


17 
1.9% 


4 
0.4% 


16 

1.8% 


83.7 


Rowan 
% of Total 


1,308 


582 

44.5% 


224 
17.1% 


101 

7.7% 


85 
6.5% 


41 
3.1% 


23 

1.8% 


66 

5.0% 


138 

10.6% 


48 

3.7% 


129.4 


District Totals 
% of Total 


4,097 


2,121 

51.8% 


724 
17.7% 


341 

8.3% 


249 

6.1% 


137 
3.3% 


80 

2.0% 


161 

3.9% 


217 
5.3% 


67 

1.6% 


88.0 


District 20 
























Anson 
% of Total 


311 


151 
48.6% 


39 

12.5% 


19 

6.1% 


30 

9.6% 


16 

5.1% 


12 
3.9% 


27 
8.7% 


17 

5.5% 




88.5 


Moore 
% of Total 


612 


324 

52.9% 


133 

21.7% 


40 

6.5% 


56 

9.2% 


22 
3.6% 


22 
3.6% 


10 

1.6% 


4 

0.7% 


1 

0.2% 


47.7 


Richmond 
% of Total 


691 


284 
41.1% 


133 

19.2% 


60 

8.7% 


59 

8.5% 


70 
10.1% 


24 

3.5% 


36 

5.2% 


21 
3.0% 


4 
0.6% 


85.2 


Stanly 

% of Total 


691 


333 

48.2% 


105 

15.2% 


60 

8.7% 


47 
6.8% 


42 
6.1% 


35 
5.1% 


55 
8.0% 


12 

1.7% 


2 
0.3% 


76.3 


Union 
% of Total 


560 


306 

54.6% 


110 
19.6% 


36 

6.4% 


39 

7.0% 


10 

1.8% 


7 
1.3% 


52 
9.3% 






52.6 


District Totals 
% of Total 


2,865 


1,398 

48.8% 


520 

18.2% 


215 

7.5% 


231 

8.1% 


160 

5.6% 


100 

3.5% 


180 

6.3% 


54 

1.9.% 


7 
0.2% 


69.0 


District 21 

























4,061 



1,880 

46.3% 



544 

13.4% 



197 

4.9% 



217 
5.3% 



217 
5.3% 



191 

4.7% 



638 

15.7% 



145 

3.6% 



32 

0.8% 



98.6 



156 



AGES OF MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES PENDING 
IN THE DISTRICT COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1978 



District 22 



Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 91-120 121-150 151-180 

Pending 30 Days Days Days Days Days Days 



Average 
181 Days 1 Year Greater Age 

To Mr. To 2 Yrs. Than 2Yrs. (In Days) 



Alexander 
% of Total 


220 


149 

67.7% 


47 
21.4% 


13 

5.9% 


4 
1.8% 


1 

0.5% 


3 

1.4% 


1 

0.5% 


2 
0.9% 




31.2 


Davidson 
% of Total 


1,382 


685 
49.6% 


248 
17.0% 


88 

6.4% 


58 

4.2% 


53 

3.8% 


37 

2.7% 


128 

9.3% 


76 

5.5% 


9 

0.7% 


87.0 


Davie 
% of Total 


614 


221 

36.0% 


60 

9.8% 


47 
7.7% 


37 
6.0% 


30 

4.9% 


36 

5.9% 


95 

15.5% 


87 
14.2% 


1 

0.2% 


152.0 


Iredell 
% of Total 


905 


475 

52.5% 


191 

21.1% 


71 

7.8% 


60 

6.6% 


25 

2.8% 


18 

2.0% 


63 

7.0% 


2 
0.2% 




56.3 


District Totals 
% of Total 


3,121 


1,530 

49.0% 


546 

17.5% 


219 

7.0% 


159 

5.1% 


109 

3.5% 


94 

3.0% 


287 

9.2% 


167 

5.4% 


10 

0.3% 


87.0 


District 23 
























Alleghany 
% of Total 


68 


28 

41.2% 


6 

8.8% 


6 

8.8% 


6 

8.8% 


5 

7.4% 


3 

4.4% 


13 
19.1% 


1 
1.5% 




88.2 


Ashe 
% of Total 


160 


99 

61.9% 


28 

17.5% 


8 
5.0% 


10 

6.3% 


8 
5.0% 


7 
4.4% 








40.4 


Wilkes 
% of Total 


681 


264 

38.8% 


124 

18.2% 


84 

12.3% 


56 

8.2% 


12 

1.8% 


9 

1.3% 


47 
6.9% 


48 
7.0% 


37 
5.4% 


130.4 


Yadkin 
% of Total 


233 


119 

51.1% 


40 

17.2% 


25 
10.7% 


13 

5.6% 


9 

3.9% 


6 

2.6% 


11 

4.7% 


9 

3.9% 


1 

0.4% 


71.3 


District Totals 
% of Total 


1,142 


510 

44.7% 


198 

17.3% 


123 
10.8% 


85 

7.4% 


34 

3.0% 


25 
2.2% 


71 

6.2% 


58 

5.1% 


38 

3.3% 


103.2 


District 24 
























Avery 
% of Total 


179 


87 
48.6% 


42 

23.5% 


21 
11.7% 


17 
9.5% 


1 
0.6% 


3 

1.7% 


7 
3.9% 


1 

0.6% 




48.9 


Madison 
% of Total 


283 


110 

38.9% 


44 
15.5% 


47 
16.6% 


46 

16.3% 


9 

3.2% 


6 

2.1% 


19 

6.7% 


1 

0.4% 


1 

0.4% 


69.5 


Mitchell 
% of Total 


200 


30 
15.0% 


24 
12.0% 


19 

9.5% 


7 
3.5% 


7 
3.5% 


93 

46.5% 


14 

7.0% 


4 
2.0% 


2 
1.0% 


125.2 


Watuaga 
% of Total 


732 


199 

27.2% 


123 

16.8% 


61 

8.3% 


60 

8.2% 


33 

4.5% 


72 
9.8% 


150 

20.5% 


30 

4.1% 


4 
0.5% 


122.5 


Yancey 
% of Total 


132 


71 

53.8% 


30 

22.7% 


17 
12.9% 


5 

3.8% 


8 
6.1% 


1 

0.8% 








40.1 


District Totals 
% of Total 


1,526 


497 

32.6% 


263 

17.2% 


165 

10.8% 


135 

8.8% 


58 

3.8% 


175 

11.5% 


190 

12.5% 


36 

2.4% 


7 
0.5% 


97.3 


District 25 
























Burke 
% of Total 


867 


413 

47.6% 


176 
20.3% 


75 
8.7% 


64 

7.4% 


28 

3.2% 


30 

3.5% 


52 
6.0% 


26 

3.0% 


3 
0.3% 


69.6 


Caldwell 
% of Total 


937 


379 
40.4% 


135 

14.4% 


74 

7.9% 


49 

5.2% 


47 
5.0% 


37 
3.9% 


145 

15.5% 


71 

7.6% 




112.7 


Catawba 
% of Total 


1,132 


617 

54.5% 


219 

19.3% 


118 

10.4% 


60 

5.3% 


41 

3.6% 


25 

2.2% 


39 

3.4% 


13 
1.1% 




51.5 


District Totals 
% of Total 


2,936 


1,409 
48.0% 


530 

18.1% 


267 

9.1% 


173 

5.9% 


116 

4.0% 


92 

3.1% 


236 

8.0% 


110 

3.7% 


3 

0.1% 


76.4 


District 26 

























Mecklenburg 10,351 2,541 1,291 725 568 424 407 1,856 1,871 668 

% of Total 24.5% 12.5% 7.0% 5.5% 4.1% 3.9% 17.9% 18.1% 6.5% 



254.9 



157 



District 27 A 



Cherokee 
% of Total 

Clay 

% of Total 

Graham 
% of Total 

Haywood 
% of Total 

Jackson 
% of Total 

Macon 
% of Total 

Swain 

% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



AGES OF MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES PENDING 
IN THE DISTRICT COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1978 

Average 
Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 91-120 121-150 151-180 181 Days 1 Year Greater Age 

Pending 30 Days Days Days Days Days Days To 1 \r. To 2 Yrs. Than 2Yrs. (In Days) 



Gaston 
% of Total 


1,801 


894 

49.6% 


298 

16.5% 


170 

9.4% 


173 

9.6% 


51 

2.8% 


27 
1.5% 


81 

4.5% 


88 

4.9% 


19 

1.1% 


84.6 


District 27 B 
























Cleveland 
% of Total 


1,377 


673 
48.9% 


334 

24.3% 


149 

10.8% 


105 

7.6% 


40 

2.9% 


28 
2.0% 


34 

2.5% 


12 
0.9% 


2 
0.1% 


50.5 


Lincoln 
% of Total 


602 


257 
42.7% 


123 

20.4% 


44 

7.3% 


73 
12.1% 


15 

2.5% 


7 
1.2% 


71 
11.8% 


12 
2.0% 




75.9 


District Totals 
% of Total 


1,979 


930 

47.0% 


457 
23.1% 


193 

9.8% 


178 
9.0% 


55 
2.8% 


35 
1.8% 


105 

5.3% 


24 

1.2% 


2 

0.1% 


58.2 


District 28 
























Buncombe 
% of Total 


1,075 


483 

44.9% 


211 

19.6% 


115 

10.7% 


97 
9.0% 


32 

3.0% 


26 

2.4% 


44 

4.1% 


67 

6.2% 




79.2 


District 29 
























Henderson 
% of Total 


1,151 


367 
31.9% 


201 

17.5% 


130 

11.3% 


112 

9.7% 


30 

2.6% 


83 

7.2% 


128 
11.1% 


100 

8.7% 




116.1 


McDowell 
% of Total 


749 


289 

38.6% 


183 

24.4% 


97 
13.0% 


76 
10.1% 


39 

5.2% 


19 

2.5% 


23 
3.1% 


18 
2.4% 


5 
0.7% 


71.3 


Polk 

% of Total 
Rutherford 

% of Total 


339 

487 


119 

35.1% 
247 
50.7% 


38 

11.2% 

86 

17.7% 


30 

8.8% 
25 
5.1% 


40 
11.8% 

49 
10.1% 


50 

14.7% 
19 

3.9% 


45 

13.3% 

7 
1.4% 


14 

4.1% 
28 

5.7% 


3 

0.9% 

19 

3.9% 


7 
1.4% 


84.8 
86.4 


Transylvania 
% of Total 


474 


169 

35.7% 


92 
19.4% 


39 

8.2% 


39 

8.2% 


22 
4.6% 


15 

3.2% 


71 
15.0% 


27 
5.7% 




100.1 


District Totals 
% of Total 


3,200 


1,191 

37.2% 


600 

18.8% 


321 

10.0% 


316 

9.9% 


160 

5.0% 


169 

5.3% 


264 

8.3% 


167 

5.2% 


12 

0.4% 


95.4 


District 30 

























199 

50 

95 

628 

369 

253 

151 

1,745 



105 

52.8% 

14 

28.0% 

25 
26.3% 

148 

23.6% 

87 
23.6% 

83 

32.8% 

76 
50.3% 

538 

30.8% 



20 
10.1% 

4 
8.0% 

9 

9.5% 

138 

22.0% 

77 
20.9% 

20 

7.9% 

16 

10.6% 

284 

16.3% 



19 

9.5% 

4 

8.0% 

6 

6.3% 

102 

16.2% 

46 

12.5% 

17 

6.7% 

12 

7.9% 

206 

11.8% 



19 

9.5% 

3 
6.0% 

14 

14.7% 

66 

10.5% 

36 

9.8% 

21 

8.3% 

II 

7.3% 

170 

9.7% 



10 

5.0% 

7 
14.0% 

4 

4.2% 

48 

7.6% 

15 

4.1% 

24 
9.5% 

5 
3.3% 

113 

6.5% 



4.0% 

1 
2.0% 

10 
10.5% 

13 
2.1% 

13 

3.5% 

15 
5.9% 

9 

6.0% 
69 

4.0% 



12 

6.0% 

10 
20.0% 

16 

16.8% 

46 

7.3% 

46 

12.5% 

51 
20.2% 

13 
8.6% 

194 

11.1% 



3 
1.5% 

3 
6.0% 

10 
10.5% 

52 
8.3% 

42 
11.4% 

18 

7.1% 

7 
4.6% 

135 

7.7% 



3 

1.5% 

4 

8.0% 

1 
1.1% 
15 

2.4% 

7 
1.9% 

4 
1.6% 

2 
1.3% 

36 

2.1% 



75.8 
185.1 
151.4 
136.9 
145.0 
143.7 

92.7 
131.0 



STATE TOTALS 102,713 
% of Total 



40,452 16,979 8,126 6,718 4,294 3,920 11.646 8,764 1,814 

39.4% 16.5% 7.9% 6.5% 4.2% 3.8% 11.3% 8.5% 1.8% 



136.8 



158 



AGES OF NON-MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES PENDING 
IN THE DISTRICT COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 197S 



District I 


Total 
Pending 


Less Than 
30 Days 


30-60 
Days 


61-90 
Days 


91-120 
Days 


121-150 
Days 


151-1X0 
Days 


181 Days 
To 1 Yr. 


1 Year 
To 2 Yrs. 


Greater 
Than 2 Yrs. 


Average 

Age 
(In Days) 


Camden 
% of Total 


14 


14 
100.0% 


















16.2 


Chowan 
% of Total 


34 


14 
41.2% 


3 
8.8% 


1 

2.9% 


1 

2.9% 


2 
5.9% 


1 

2.9% 


2 
5.9% 


5 
14.7% 


5 
14.7% 


239.3 


Currituck 
% of Total 


45 


4 
8.9% 


2 

4.4% 


1 

2.2% 


1 

2.2% 


5 
11.1% 


7 
15.6% 


15 

33.3% 


2 
4.4% 


8 
17.8% 


303.5 


Dare 
% of Total 


150 


24 
16.0% 


11 

7.3% 


12 
8.0% 


21 

14.0% 


24 
16.0% 


29 
19.3% 


8 

5.3% 


17 
11.3% 


4 

2.7% 


180.1 


Gates 

% of Total 


50 


28 
56.0% 


7 
14.0% 


1 
2.0% 


1 

2.0% 


1 
2.0% 


1 

2.0% 


9 

18.0% 


1 

2.0% 


1 
2.0% 


115.6 


Pasquotank 
% of Total 


97 


65 
67.0% 


14 

14.4% 


5 

5.2% 


1 

1.0% 


1 
1.0% 


1 

1.0% 


7 
7.2% 


3 
3.1% 




58.2 


Perquimans 
% of Total 


20 


11 

55.0% 


4 
20.0% 


1 

5.0% 






1 

5.0% 


1 

5.0% 


2 
10.0% 




108.1 


District Totals 
% of Total 


410 


160 

39.0% 


41 

10.0% 


21 

5.1% 


25 
6.1% 


33 

8.0% 


40 

9.8% 


42 

10.2% 


30 

7.3% 


18 

4.4% 


152.7 


District 2 
























Beaufort 
% of Total 


126 


47 
37.3% 


21 
16.7% 


2 
1.6% 


2 
1.6% 


1 

0.8% 


4 

3.2% 


26 
20.6% 


10 

7.9% 


13 
10.3% 


241.8 


Hyde 
% of Total 


13 


6 

46.2% 


6 

46.2% 








1 

7.7% 








37.4 


Martin 
% of Total 


201 


50 

24.9% 


21 
10.4% 


16 

8.0% 


19 

9.5% 


8 
4.0% 


2 
1.0% 


23 
11.4% 


55 

27.4% 


7 
3.5% 


228.5 


Tyrrell 
% of Total 


14 


9 

64.3% 


3 
21.4% 


2 
14.3% 














29.2 


Washington 
% of Total 


40 


20 
50.0% 


9 

22.5% 


4 
10.0% 


3 

7.5% 




2 
5.0% 


2 
5.0% 






47.9 


District Totals 
% of Total 


394 


132 

33.5% 


60 

15.2% 


24 

6.1% 


24 

6.1% 


9 

2.3% 


9 

2.3% 


51 

12.9% 


65 

16.5% 


20 

5.1% 


201.0 


District 3 
























Carteret 
% of Total 


646 


95 

14.7% 


69 
10.7% 


53 

8.2% 


22 

3.4% 


32 
5.0% 


43 

6.7% 


140 

21.7% 


128 

19.8% 


64 
9.9% 


308.9 


Craven 
% of Total 


385 


212 
55.1% 


59 

15.3% 


12 
3.1% 


14 

3.6% 


9 

2.3% 


7 
1.8% 


32 
8.3% 


20 

5.2% 


20 

5.2% 


138.3 


Pamlico 
% of Total 


29 


14 

48.3% 


7 
24.1% 


3 
10.3% 


1 

3.4% 




1 

3.4% 


3 
10.3% 






60.7 


Pitt 
% of Total 


1,026 


277 
27.0% 


89 

8.7% 


87 
8.5% 


57 
5.6% 


58 

5.7% 


32 
3.1% 


150 

14.6% 


266 

25.9% 


10 

1.0% 


200.8 


District Totals 
% of Totals 


2,086 


598 

28.7% 


224 

10.7% 


155 

7.4% 


94 

4.5% 


99 

4.7% 


83 

4.0% 


325 
15.6% 


414 

19.8% 


94 

4.5% 


220.8 


District 4 
























Duplin 
% of Total 


803 


93 

11.6% 


52 
6.5% 


55 
6.8% 


42 

5.2% 


20 

2.5% 


25 
3.1% 


228 
28.4% 


276 
34.4% 


12 

1.5% 


273.9 


Jones 

% of Total 


80 


42 

52.5% 


17 
21.3% 


10 

12.5% 


5 
6.3% 


1 

1.3% 


3 

3.8% 


2 
2.5% 






42.8 


Onslow 
% of Total 


727 


274 

37.7% 


152 
20.9% 


89 

12.2% 


37 
5.1% 


34 

4.7% 


25 

3.4% 


112 

15.4% 


4 

0.6% 




78.6 


Sampson 
% of Total 


714 


208 
29.1% 


55 
7.7% 


29 

4.1% 


29 

4.1% 


51 

7.1% 


58 
8.1% 


95 

13.3% 


156 

21.8% 


33 

4.6% 


240.7 


District Totals 
% of Total 


2,324 


617 

26.5% 


276 
11.9% 


183 

7.9% 


113 

4.9% 


106 

4.6% 


111 

4.8% 


437 
18.8% 


436 

18.8% 


45 

1.9% 


194.6 



59 



AGES OF NON-MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES PENDING 
IN THE DISTRICT COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1978 



District 5 



Average 
Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 91-120 121-150 151-180 181 Days 1 Year Greater Age 

Pending 30 Days Days Days Days Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. Than 2 Yrs. (In Days) 



New Hanover 
% of Total 


2.428 


376 
15.5% 


221 
9.1% 


177 
7.3% 


108 

4.4% 


90 

3.7% 


132 

5.4% 


504 

20.8% 


769 

31.7% 


51 
2.1% 


263.7 


Pender 
% of Total 


164 


43 

26.2% 


17 
10.4% 


7 
4.3% 


4 

2.4% 


9 

5.5% 


7 
4.3% 


21 
12.8% 


48 

29.3% 


8 

4.9% 


266.8 


District Totals 
% of Total 


2,592 


419 

16.2% 


238 

9.2% 


184 

7.1% 


112 

4.3% 


99 

3.8% 


139 

5.4% 


525 
20.3% 


817 
31.5% 


59 

2.3% 


263.9 


District 6 
























Bertie 
% of Total 


103 


24 
23.3% 


17 
16.5% 


7 
6.8% 


7 
6.8% 


1 
1.0% 


10 

9.7% 


17 
16.5% 


20 
19.4% 




199.5 


Halifax 
% of Total 


493 


266 

54.0% 


61 

12.4% 


52 
10.5% 


20 

4.1% 


19 

3.9% 


11 

2.2% 


35 

7.1% 


29 

5.9% 




84.7 


Hertford 
% of Total 


142 


57 
40.1% 


23 
16.2% 


3 
2.1% 


12 

8.5% 


10 

7.0% 


10 

7.0% 


9 

6.3% 


15 
10.6% 


3 
2.1% 


129.9 


Northampton 
% of Total 


25 


6 
24.0% 


4 
16.0% 




7 
28.0% 






8 
32.0% 






130.2 


District Totals 
% of Total 


763 


353 

46.3% 


105 

13.8% 


62 

8.1% 


46 

6.0% 


30 

3.9% 


31 

4.1% 


69 
9.0% 


64 

8.4%, 


3 

0.4% 


110.1 


District 7 
























Edgecombe 
% of Total 


465 


205 

44.1% 


81 
17.4% 


35 

7.5% 


16 

3.4% 


23 
4.9% 


14 
3.0% 


49 
10.5% 


40 

8.6% 


2 
0.4 


106.6 


Nash 
% of Total 


465 


217 
46.7% 


84 
18.1% 


45 
9.7% 


22 
4.7% 


21 

4.5% 


22 
4.7% 


40 

8.6% 


14 
3.0% 




74.0 


Wilson 
% of Total 


593 


181 
30.3% 


120 

20.1% 


75 
12.5% 


58 
9.7% 


38 
6.4% 


41 
6.9% 


60 
10.0% 


18 
3.0% 


7 
1.2% 


113.7 


District Totals 
% of Total 


1,528 


603 

39.5% 


285 

18.7% 


155 

10.1% 


96 

6.3% 


82 

5.4% 


77 
5.0% 


149 

9.8% 


72 
4.7% 


9 

0.6%, 


99.5 


District 8 
























Greene 
% of Total 


48 


28 
58.3% 


3 
6.3% 


2 
4.2% 


3 
6.3% 


4 
8.3% 


1 

2.1% 


2 
4.2% 


5 
10.4% 




82.6 


Lenoir 
% of Total 


510 


349 

68.4% 


44 

8.6% 


55 
10.8% 


15 

2.9% 


20 

3.9% 


9 

1.8% 


17 
3.3% 


1 

0.2% 




41.9 


Wayne 
% of Total 


603 


187 
31.0% 


242 
40. 1 % 


37 
6.1% 


25 
4.1% 


23 

3.8% 


13 

2.2% 


67 
11.1% 


6 
1.0% 


3 
0.5% 


71.4 


District Totals 
% of Total 


1,161 


564 

48.6% 


289 

24.9% 


94 

8.1% 


43 

3.7% 


47 
4.0%, 


23 
2.0% 


86 

7.4% 


12 

1.0% 


3 

0.3% 


58.9 


District 9 

























Lranklin 
% of Total 

Granville 
% of Total 

Person 
% of Total 

Vance 
% of Total 

Warren 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



138 
126 
192 
201 
238 
895 



68 19 

49.3% 13.8% 

68 19 

54.0% 15.1% 

88 15 

45.8% 7.8% 

100 28 

49.8% 13.9% 

71 25 

29.8% 10.5% 

395 106 

44.1% 11.8% 



5.8% 

14 

11.1% 

6 

3.1% 

22 

10.9% 

5 
2.1% 

55 
6.1% 



6 

4.3% 

5 
4.0% 

8 

4.2% 

12 
6.0% 

6 

2.5'-; 

37 

4.1% 



5 
3.6% 

2 
1.6% 

10 

5.2% 

11 

5.5% 

12 

5.0% 

40 

4.5% 



5.8% 

4 

3.2% 

4 
2.1% 

7 

3.5% 

17 

7.1% 

40 

4.5% 



11 
8.0% 

7 
5.6% 

30 
15.6% 

12 
6.0% 

52 
21.8% 

112 

12.5% 



11 
8.0% 

2 
1.6% 

21 
10.9% 

6 

3.0% 

37 

15.5% 

77 

8.6% 



2 

14 

5 

4.0% 

10 

5.2% 

3 
1.5% 

13 

5.5% 

33 

3.7% 



112.8 
117.0 
179.9 
78.9 
223.8 
149.7 



160 



AGES OF NON-MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES PENDING 
IN THE DISTRICT COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1978 



District 10 



Chatham 
% of Total 

Orange 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 

Pending 30 Days Days Days 



Average 
91-120 121-150 151-1X0 181 Days 1 Year Greater Age 

Days Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. Than2Yrs. (In Days) 



Wake 

% of Total 


3,956 


1,485 

37.5% 


732 
18.5% 


439 
11.1% 


222 
5.6% 


185 

4.7% 


136 

3.4% 


414 

10.5%, 


262 

6.6% 


81 

2.0% 


118.9 


District 11 
























Harnett 
% of Total 


392 


155 

39.5% 


83 
21.2% 


64 
16.3% 


32 

8.2% 


21 

5.4% 


7 
1.8% 


22 
5.6% 


8 

2.0% 




68.7 


Johnston 
% of Total 


469 


119 

25.4% 


69 

14.7% 


51 
10.9% 


29 

6.2% 


47 
10.0% 


31 
6.6% 


50 
10.7% 


70 
14.9%, 


3 
0.6%, 


164.7 


Lee 
% of Total 


349 


179 
51.3% 


26 

7.4% 


34 

9.7% 


11 

3.2% 


13 

3.7% 


22 
6.3% 


21 
6.0% 


42 
12.0% 


1 
0.3% 


113.4 


District Totals 
% of Total 


1,210 


453 

37.4% 


178 

14.7% 


149 

12.3% 


72 
6.0% 


81 

6.7% 


60 

5.0% 


93 

7.7% 


120 

9.9% 


4 

0.3% 


118.8 


District 12 
























Cumberland 
% of Total 


2,589 


838 

32.4% 


561 

21.7% 


370 

14.3% 


266 

10.3% 


193 

7.5% 


141 

5.4% 


158 

6.1% 


60 

2.3% 


2 
0.1% 


81.6 


Hoke 

% of Total 


162 


99 

61.1% 


26 
16.0% 


7 
4.3% 


15 
9.3% 


4 
2.5% 


3 
1.9% 


5 
3.1% 


2 
1.2% 


1 
0.6% 


54.2 


District Totals 
% of Total 


2,751 


937 

34.1% 


587 

21.3% 


377 

13.7% 


281 

10.2% 


197 

7.2% 


144 

5.2% 


163 

5.9% 


62 

2.3% 


3 

0.1% 


80.0 


District 13 
























Bladen 
% of Total 


222 


124 
55.9% 


31 

14.0% 


12 

5.4% 


8 
3.6% 


7 
3.2% 


9 

4.1% 


28 
12.6% 


2 
0.9% 


1 
0.5% 


66.0 


Brunswick 
% of Total 


254 


43 
16.9% 


30 
11.8% 


55 

21.7% 


12 

4.7% 


33 
13.0% 


64 

25.2% 


17 
6.7% 






103.0 


Columbus 
% of Total 


577 


180 

31.2% 


108 

18.7% 


30 

5.2% 


19 

3.3% 


8 
1.4% 


11 

1.9% 


30 

5.2% 


112 
19.4% 


79 

13.7% 


273.4 


District Totals 
% of Total 


1,053 


347 
33.0% 


169 
16.0% 


97 
9.2% 


39 

3.7% 


48 

4.6% 


84 

8.0% 


75 
7.1% 


114 

10.8%, 


80 

7.6% 


188.6 


District 14 
























Durham 
% of Total 


6,576 


619 

9.4% 


310 

4.7% 


209 

3.2% 


218 

3.3% 


158 

2.4% 


190 

2.9% 


2,418 

36.8%, 


2.135 

32.5% 


319 

4.9% 


362.8 


District 15 A 
























Alamance 


392 


205 


76 


21 


15 


13 


23 


24 


14 


1 


74.0 


% of Total 




52.3% 


19.4% 


5.4% 


3.8% 


3.3% 


5.9% 


6.1% 


3.6% 


0.3% 




District 15 B 

























52 
436 
488 



22 

42.3% 

173 
39.7% 

195 
40.0% 



11 
21.2% 

56 

12.8% 

67 

13.7% 



6 
11.5% 

34 

7.8% 

40 

8.2% 



5 
9.6% 

48 
11.0% 

53 
10.9% 



3 

5.8% 

31 

7.1% 

34 

7.0% 



1 

1.9% 

21 

4.8% 

22 
4.5% 



3 

5.8% 

32 

7.3% 

35 

7.2% 



1 

1.9% 

26 
6.0% 

27 

5.5% 



15 

3.4% 

15 

3.1% 



71.2 
125.5 
119.8 



161 



AGES OF NON-MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES PENDING 
IN THE DISTRICT COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1978 



District 16 



Forsyth 
% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 91-120 

Pending 30 Days Days Days Days 



Average 
121-150 151-180 181 Days 1 Year Greater Age 

Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. Than 2 Yrs. (In Days) 



Robeson 
% of Total 


1,333 


414 

31.1% 


276 
20.7% 


187 
14.0% 


143 
10.7% 


90 

6.8% 


38 

2.9% 


161 

12.1% 


23 
1.7% 


1 

0.1% 


89.3 


Scotland 
% of Total 


683 


187 
27.4% 


108 

15.8% 


50 

7.3% 


40 

5.9% 


15 

2.2% 


33 

4.8% 


108 

15.8% 


135 
19.8% 


7 
1.0% 


183.7 


District Totals 
% of Total 


2,016 


601 

29.8% 


384 
19.0% 


237 
11.8% 


183 

9.1% 


105 

5.2% 


71 
3.5% 


269 

13.3% 


158 

7.8% 


8 

0.4% 


121.3 


District 17 
























Caswell 
% of Total 


188 


41 

21.8% 


30 
16.0% 


16 

8.5% 


9 

4.8% 


8 

4.3% 


15 

8.0% 


33 

17.6% 


33 
17.6% 


3 
1.6% 


190.4 


Rockingham 
% of Total 


636 


221 

34.7% 


102 

16.0% 


79 
12.4% 


61 
9.6% 


25 
3.9% 


33 

5.2% 


73 
11.5% 


36 

5.7% 


6 
0.9% 


111.0 


Stokes 
% of Total 


141 


52 
36.9% 


44 
31.2% 


18 
12.8% 


5 
3.5% 


7 
5.0% 


2 
1.4% 




13 
9.2% 




88.4 


Surry 
% of Total 


511 


222 

43.4% 


76 
14.9% 


58 
11.4% 


59 

11.5% 


23 
4.5% 


20 

3.9% 


37 
7.2% 


14 

2.7% 


2 
0.4% 


80.0 


District Totals 
% of Total 


1.476 


536 

36.3% 


252 
17.1% 


171 

11.6% 


134 

9.1% 


63 

4.3% 


70 
4.7% 


143 

9.7% 


96 

6.5% 


11 

0.7% 


108.2 


District 18 
























Guilford 
% of Total 


4,129 


1,217 

29.5% 


736 

17.8% 


394 

9.5% 


196 

4.7% 


224 

5.4% 


147 

3.6% 


768 
18.6% 


400 

9.7% 


47 

1.1% 


149.0 


District 19 
























Cabarrus 
% of Total 


338 


193 

57.1% 


57 
16.9% 


21 

6.2 


28 

8.3% 


8 

2.4% 


11 

3.3% 


17 
5.0% 


1 

0.3% 


2 
0.6% 


56.1 


Montgomery 
% of Total 


375 


72 
19.2% 


49 
13.1% 


12 

3.2% 


6 

1.6% 


40 
10.7% 


11 

2.9% 


20 

5.3% 


121 

32.3% 


44 
11.7% 


339.0 


Randolph 
% of Total 


316 


169 

53.5% 


50 

15.8% 


21 
6.6% 


10 

3.2% 


2 
0.6% 


3 
0.9% 


6 

1.9% 


4 
1.3% 


51 
16.1% 


295.7 


Rowan 
% of Total 


490 


208 

42.4% 


46 

9.4% 


13 

2.7% 


19 

3.9% 


27 
5.5% 


6 

1.2% 


60 

12.2% 


80 
16.3% 


31 

6.3% 


201.9 


District Totals 
% of Total 


1,519 


642 

42.3% 


202 

13.3% 


67 

4.4% 


63 

4.1% 


77 
5.1% 


31 

2.0% 


103 

6.8% 


206 

13.6% 


128 

8.4% 


222.8 


District 20 
























Anson 
% of Total 


77 


50 
64.9% 


13 
16.9% 


3 

3.9% 




4 

5.2% 


1 
1.3% 


1 

1.3% 


3 

3.9% 


2 
2.6% 


70.0 


Moore 
% of Total 


256 


146 

57.0% 


27 
10.5% 


25 
9.8% 


13 

5.1% 


26 
10.2% 


5 
2.0% 


8 
3.1% 


6 

2.3% 




62.4 


Richmond 
% of Total 


347 


149 

42.9% 


56 
16.1% 


25 
7.2% 


18 

5.2% 


16 

4.6% 


17 

4.9% 


46 
13.3% 


18 

5.2% 


2 
0.6% 


106.5 


Stanly 
% of Total 


501 


194 

38.7% 


53 
10.6% 


35 
7.0% 


23 

4.6% 


33 

6.6% 


24 
4.8% 


104 

20.8% 


34 
6.8% 


1 

0.2% 


121.8 


Union 
% of Total 


238 


110 

46.2% 


43 
18.1% 


20 

8.4% 


27 
11.3% 


12 

5.0% 


11 

4.6% 


14 

5.9% 


1 
0.4% 




61.1 


District Totals 
% of Total 


1,419 


649 

45.7% 


192 

13.5% 


108 

7.6% 


81 

5.7% 


91 

6.4% 


58 

4.1% 


173 

12.2% 


62 

4.4% 


5 
0.4% 


94.4 


District 21 

























2,213 



674 
30.5% 



278 
12.6% 



142 

6.4% 



154 

7.0% 



207 
9.4% 



173 485 

7.8% 21.9% 



69 

3.1% 



31 

1.4% 



128.9 



162 



AGES OF NON-MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES PENDING 
IN THE DISTRICT COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1978 



District 22 



Gaston 
% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 91-120 121-150 

Pending 30 Days Days Days Days Days 



Average 
151-180 181 Days 1 Year Greater Age 

Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. Than 2 Yrs. (In Days) 



Alexander 
% of Total 


91 


56 

61.5% 


3 

3.3% 


12 
13.2% 


4 

4.4% 


8 
8.8% 


1 
1.1% 


6 

6.6% 


1 
1.1% 




57.7 


Davidson 
% of Total 


655 


183 

27.9% 


75 
11.5% 


39 
6.0% 


42 

6.4% 


18 

2.7% 


26 
4.0% 


114 

17.4% 


118 

18.0% 


40 
6.1% 


239.8 


Davie 
% of Total 


114 


49 

43.0% 


18 

15.8% 


2 
1.8% 


3 

2.6% 


4 

3.5% 


2 
1.8% 


17 
14.9% 


17 
14.9% 


2 
1.8% 


166.8 


Iredell 
% of Total 


393 


192 

48.9% 


64 

16.3% 


13 

3.3% 


21 

5.3% 


26 
6.6% 


18 
4.6% 


55 
14.0% 


4 
1.0% 




79.5 


District Totals 
% of Total 


1,253 


480 

38.3% 


160 

12.8% 


66 

5.3% 


70 

5.6% 


56 

4.5% 


47 
3.8% 


192 

15.3% 


140 

11.2% 


42 

3.4% 


169.6 


District 23 
























Alleghanv 
% of Total 


28 


16 

57.1% 


3 
10.7% 


1 

3.6% 


2 
7.1% 




1 

3.6% 


2 
7.1% 


3 
10.7% 




83.8 


Ashe 
% of Total 


68 


41 
60.3% 


10 

14.7% 


1 

1.5% 


1 
1.5% 


6 

8.8% 


4 
5.9% 


1 

1.5% 


2 
2.9% 


2 
2.9% 


84.8 


Wilkes 
% of Total 


337 


142 

42.1% 


40 
11.9% 


32 
9.5% 


10 

3.0% 


16 

4.7% 


12 

3.6% 


48 
14.2% 


30 

8.9% 


7 
2.1% 


128.9 


Yadkin 
% of Total 


70 


39 

55.7% 


13 

18.6% 


9 

12.9% 




2 
2.9% 




4 

5.7% 


3 

4.3% 




64.4 


District Totals 
% of Total 


503 


238 

47.3% 


66 

13.1% 


43 

8.5% 


13 

2.6% 


24 

4.8% 


17 
3.4% 


55 
10.9% 


38 

7.6% 


9 

1.8% 


111.4 


District 24 
























Avery 

% of Total 


83 


40 

48.2% 


16 

19.3% 


5 
6.0% 


5 
6.0% 


6 

7.2% 


3 

3.6% 


5 
6.0% 




3 

3.6% 


83.3 


Madison 
% of Total 


63 


7 
11.1% 


8 

12.7% 


6 

9.5% 


6 

9.5% 


2 
3.2% 


7 
11.1% 


12 
19.0% 


12 
19.0% 


3 

4.8% 


240.2 


Mitchell 
% of Total 


46 


23 
50.0% 


7 
15.2% 




1 

2.2% 


6 

13.0% 


1 

2.2% 


7 
15.2% 


1 

2.2% 




78.2 


Watauga 
% of Total 


264 


49 

18.6% 


38 
14.4% 


18 
6.8% 


13 

4.9% 


11 

4.2% 


14 

5.3% 


98 

37.1% 


17 
6.4% 


6 

2.3% 


168.8 


Yancey 
% of Total 


43 


23 

53.5% 


10 

23.3% 


1 

2.3% 


5 
11.6% 


1 

2.3% 


2 
4.7% 


1 

2.3% 






44.3 


District Totals 
% of Total 


499 


142 

28.5% 


79 

15.8% 


30 

6.0% 


30 

6.0% 


26 

5.2% 


27 
5.4% 


123 

24.6% 


30 

6.0% 


12 

2.4% 


144.5 


District 25 
























Burke 
% of Total 


285 


122 

42.8% 


78 
27.4% 


17 
6.0% 


19 

6.7% 


16 

5.6% 


1 
0.4% 


9 

3.2% 


19 

6.7% 


4 
1.4% 


95.4 


Caldwell 
% of Total 


529 


112 
21.2% 


68 
12.9% 


23 

4.3% 


19 

3.6% 


23 
4.3% 


19 

3.6% 


95 

18.0% 


169 

31.9% 


1 
0.2% 


227.6 


Catawba 
% of Total 


480 


218 

45.4% 


96 

20.0% 


50 
10.4% 


27 
5.6% 


24 
5.0% 


12 

2.5% 


25 

5.2% 


28 
5.8% 




78.9 


District Totals 
% of Total 


1,294 


452 

34.9% 


242 

18.7% 


90 

7.0% 


65 

5.0% 


63 

4.9% 


32 

2.5% 


129 

10.0%, 


216 

16.7% 


5 
0.4% 


143.3 


District 26 
























Mecklenburg 
% of Total 


7,644 


1,193 

15.6% 


552 

7.2% 


292 

3.8% 


246 

3.2% 


336 

4.4% 


188 

2.5% 


881 

11.5% 


2,077 
27.2% 


1,879 

24.6% 


528.8 


District 27 A 

























1,469 



556 220 

37.8% 15.0% 



81 

5.5% 



56 

3.8% 



114 

7.8% 



54 

3.7% 



176 

12.0% 



184 

12.5% 



28 

1.9% 



151.5 



163 



AGES OF NON-MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES PENDING 
IN THE DISTRICT COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1978 



District 27 B 



Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 

Pending 30 Days Days Days 



Average 
91-120 121-150 151-180 181 Days 1 Year Greater Age 

Days Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. Than2Yrs. (In Days) 



Cleveland 
% of Total 


458 


208 

45.4% 


91 
19.9% 


38 

8.3% 


47 
10.3% 


20 

4.4% 


12 

2.6% 


33 

7.2% 


9 

2.0% 




68.4 


Lincoln 
% of Total 


278 


120 

43.2% 


47 
16.9% 


20 

7.2% 


13 

4.7% 


5 
1.8% 


10 

3.6% 


44 
15.8% 


19 

6.8% 




99.9 


District Totals 
% of Total 


736 


328 

44.6% 


138 

18.8% 


58 

7.9% 


60 

8.2% 


25 
3.4% 


22 
3.0% 


77 
10.5% 


28 

3.8% 




80.3 


District 28 
























Buncombe 
% of Total 


896 


453 

50.6% 


158 

17.6% 


127 
14.2% 


49 

5.5% 


6 

0.7% 


24 

2.7% 


54 

6.0% 


22 

2.5% 


3 

0.3% 


65.3 


District 29 
























Henderson 
% of Total 


605 


180 

29.8% 


88 
14.5% 


55 
9.1% 


50 

8.3% 


35 

5.8% 


43 

7.1% 


67 
11.1% 


87 
14.4% 




147.3 


McDowell 
% of Total 


334 


51 

15.3% 


30 
9.0% 


161 

48.2% 


12 

3.6% 


9 

2.7% 


13 
3.9% 


37 
11.1% 


19 

5.7% 


2 
0.6% 


116.0 


Polk 
% of Total 


43 


8 
18.6% 


17 

39.5% 


1 

2.3% 


4 

9.3% 


2 
4.7% 


2 

4.7% 


3 
7.0% 


6 

14.0% 




142.1 


Rutherford 
% of Total 


224 


84 

37.5% 


27 
12.1% 


11 

4.9% 


13 

5.8% 


13 

5.8% 


13 

5.8% 


26 

11.6% 


22 
9.8% 


15 

6.7% 


198.8 


Transylvania 
% of Total 


188 


24 
12.8% 


28 
14.9% 


37 
19.7% 


24 
12.8% 


7 
3.7% 


22 
11.7% 


36 
19.1% 


8 

4.3% 


2 
1.1% 


136.4 


District Totals 
% of Total 


1,394 


347 
24.9% 


190 

13.6% 


265 
19.0% 


103 

7.4% 


66 

4.7% 


93 

6.7% 


169 

12.1% 


142 

10.2% 


19 

1.4% 


146.4 


District 30 

























Cherokee 
% of Total 

Clay 

% of Total 

Graham 
% of Total 

Haywood 
% of Total 

Jackson 
% of Total 

Macon 
% of Total 

Swain 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



76 

36 

41 

776 

118 

140 

87 

1,274 



24 8 

31.6% 10.5% 

6 7 

16.7% 19.4% 

9 2 

22.0% 4.9% 

155 72 

20.0% 9.3% 

13 11 

11.0% 9.3% 

19 11 

13.6% 7.9% 

27 5 

31.0% 5.7% 

253 116 

19.9% 9.1% 



4 

5.3% 

1 

2.8% 

4 

9.8% 

59 

7.6% 

13 
11.0% 

5 

3.6% 

4 

4.6% 

90 

7.1% 



16 
21.19 



1 
2.4% 

66 

8.5% 

11 

9.3% 

8 

5.7% 

2 
2.3% 

104 

8.2% 



7 
9.2% 

1 

2.8% 

5 
12.2% 

39 

5.0% 

6 

5.1% 

5 
3.6% 

8 

9.2% 

71 

5.6% 



5 
6.6% 



6 

14.6% 

33 

4.3% 

7 
5.9% 

11 

7.9% 

7 
8.0% 

69 

5.4% 



6 

7.9% 

13 

36.1% 

8 
19.5% 

113 
14.6% 

2w 

19.5% 
34 

24.3% 

30 

34.5% 

227 
17.8% 



3 

3.9% 

8 

22.2% 

6 

14.6% 

139 

17.9% 

33 
28.0% 

28 
20.0% 

4 
4.6% 

221 

17.3% 



3 

3.9% 



100 

12.9% 

1 

0.8% 

19 

13.6% 



123 

9.7% 



128.7 
248.7 
181.1 
284.4 
238.1 
315.1 
139.4 
260.0 



STATE TOTALS 

% of Total 



58,313 16,843 7,708 4,526 3,097 2,815 2,335 

28.9% 13.2% 7.8% 5.3% 4.8% 4.0% 



9,042 8,810 3,137 

15.5% 15.1% 5.4% 



221.3 



164 



(©rgantzattonal, JVomtntstrattOc, 
Jjftscal JVnh Ji {rectory information 



"®oe (icnerai JVaaembly sljaU proOtbe for an abmtntstratuie office of 
tlje courts to carry out tfye proOtstons of ttjts ^rttclc." 

^ <L Constitution, JVrt <3?9, ^>ec. 15 



THE NORTH CAROLINA COURT SYSTEM 



North Carolina's court system is a structure of three 
tiers known collectively as the General Court of Justice. 
The three levels correspond to a division of judicial labor 
within the unified court system to accommodate these 
essential functions: review of cases (Appellate Division); 
trial of major cases (Superior Court Division); and trial of 
the large volume of minor cases (District Court Division). 



Appellate Division 

Supreme Court. At the apex of the judicial structure is 
the seven-member Supreme Court, which sits in Raleigh 
to review procedural questions and interpretations of the 
law arising from the lower courts. The court's caseload 
consists of lower court actions involving the death penalty 
or life imprisonment, substantial constitutional ques- 
tions, dissent at the Court of Appeals level, utilities rate- 
making decisions, or the exercise of the Supreme Court's 
own discretionary review. Supreme Court justices are 
elected by popular vote for eight-year terms. 

Court of Appeals. The 12-judge intermediate Court of 
Appeals sits in panels of three in Raleigh and hears the 
great volume of appeals originating in the State court 
system. Court of Appeals judges are elected for terms of 
eight years. 



Superior Court Division 

As required by the North Carolina Constitution, at 
least two sessions of superior court are held annually in 
each county of the state; the 100 counties comprise 32 
judicial districts. As of December 31, 1978, there are 58 
regular and eight special superior court judges. North 
Carolina carries the rotation of its trial judges to a greater 
degree than any other state. A regular superior court 
judge is required to rotate through the judicial districts 
within his geographic quarter of the State, holding court 
for six months in each district, and then moving on to the 
next assignment. Regular judges are elected for eight-year 
terms. Special judges are appointed by the governor for 
four-year terms and may be assigned to hold court in any 
county in the state. 

The superior court is a trial court of general jurisdiction 
and is the "proper" court for civil cases involving more 
than $5,000 in controversy. The criminal jurisdiction of 
the superior court extends to all felonies and some 
misdemeanors, including misdemeanor charges that are 
closely connected with felony charges as well as 
misdemeanor convictions at the district court level which 
are appealed for a new trial in superior court. 



District Court Division 

This level of the trial court in North Carolina has 
limited jurisdiction, extending to misdemeanors, and is 
the proper court for civil cases involving $5,000 or less. 
The major portion of all cases filed in the State's courts is 
disposed of in the district court division. 

District Court Judges. There are 126 district court 
judges as of December 31, 1978, elected to four-year 
terms. District court judges hold court in rotation among 
the counties in their district. The 32 districts at this level of 
court correspond to the superior court judicial districts. 

For civil cases involving $5,000 or less, the district court 
is the proper division for trial, which can include a jury. In 
criminal matters, the district court's jurisdiction extends 
to all misdemeanors and to preliminary hearings on 
felony charges; trial of misdemeanors is without a jury. 
This court division also has jurisdiction of proceedings 
involving juveniles. 

Magistrates. There are more than 500 magistrates as of 
December 31, 1978. Magistrates are nominated in each 
county by the clerk of superior court, appointed by the 
senior resident superior court judge, and work under the 
supervision of the chief district court judge. Magistrates 
are officers of the district court, paid by the state, and in 
many cases work part-time. Their civil jurisdiction 
includes small claims involving $500 or less. In criminal 
matters, the magistrate tries worthless check cases 
involving $50 or less, accepts guilty pleas in cases in- 
volving no more than a $50 fine or a 30 day jail sentence, 
issues warrants, and conducts first appearance hearings. 



Other Key Officials 

District Attorneys. The state is divided into 
prosecutorial districts that correspond with the judicial 
districts, and a district attorney is elected to a four-year 
term for each of the 32 districts. The responsibility of the 
district attorney and his assistants is to represent the state 
in criminal and certain juvenile matters. The district 
attorney is responsible for the calendaring of criminal 
cases. 

Public Defenders. As of December 31, 1978, there are 
five public defenders in North Carolina (serving Judicial 
Districts 12, 18, 26, 27 A and 28) who provide legal 
representation for persons determined to be indigent. In 
unusual circumstances, such as the existence of a conflict 
of interests, an indigent in one of these districts may be 
represented by private counsel, appointed by the court 
and paid a fee for his legal services by the State; in the 
other 26 districts this assigned private counsel system is 



165 



the only one employed. The public defender for the 28th 
district is appointed by the senio^ resident superior court 
judge from recommendations by the district bar; for the 
other districts, the appointment is by the governor from 
recommendations of the district bar. Their terms are four 
years. Each public defender is by statute provided one 
full-time assistant; additional full-time or part-time 
assistants may be authorized by the Administrative Office 
of the Courts. 

A person is determined to be indigent if he is found 
"financially unable to secure legal representation." He is 
entitled to State-paid legal representation in: confine- 
ment, a fine of $500 or more, or extradition to another 
state; a proceeding alleging mental illness of incapacity 
which may result in hospitalization, sterilization, or the 
loss of certain property rights; and juvenile proceedings 
which may result in confinement, transfer to superior 
court for a felony trial, or a transfer of custody upon a 
finding of neglect. 



Clerks of Superior Court. The clerk of superior court 
maintains a system of records for both the district and 
superior courts. Thus, there is one trial court clerk in each 
of the 1 00 counties, elected for a four-year term. The clerk 
is also judge of probate and special proceedings. He is 
authorized to issue warrants and accept trial waivers in 
traffic cases. 

Juvenile Court Counselors. There are from four to 
twenty-four juvenile court counselors in each judicial 
district of the state. As part of their "intake" respon- 
sibilities, the counselors screen complaints regarding 
children to determine whether petitions should be filed in 
juvenile court or some other means should be used to 
solve the problem. The counselors also exercise probation 
responsibilities for juveniles assigned to counseling within 
the community, and they provide aftercare supervision 
for children conditionally released from training schools. 



166 



THE NORTH CAROLINA JUDICIAL PLANNING COMMITTEE IN 1978 



A Judicial Planning Committee for North Carolina 
was appointed by the Supreme Court of North Carolina 
in September 1977, pursuant to Section 203(c) of the 
Federal Crime Control Act of 1976 and Section 143B-339 
of the North Carolina General Statutes (as amended in 
1977). Under the Federal legislation, State judicial plan- 
ning committees are given a special role in planning for 
judicial departments under the LEAA program, and 
specifically in the allocation of LEAA funds to judicial 
department projects. In addition, the Federal legislation 
encourages State judicial planning committees to 
examine, assess, and recommend measures for the 
improvement of State court systems regardless of the 
sources of funding. The State statute is similarly broad in 
the scope of responsibility assigned to the North Carolina 
Judicial Planning Committee. 

Staff assistance for the Judicial Planning Committee is 
provided by the Research and Planning Division of the 
Administrative Office of the Courts. 

The Committee met in Raleigh on April 14, 1978 and 
heard staff reports concerning the Committee's role and 
functions in planning improvements for the Judicial 
Department as well as approving a Judicial Plan for the 
allocation of LEAA funds. The Committee then 
considered specific project allocations for the 1978-79 
State plan for LEAA funding, and concluded that the 
following projects should be covered by LEAA funds 
made available to the Judicial Department: 

(1) $855,000, for development and implementation of 
electronic data processing for North Carolina 
courts; 

(2) $82,500, to complete the "career criminal prosecu- 
tion" project which had been started with previous 
LEAA funding in the 12th District, and to fund 
projects in one or more districts to achieve more 



efficient coordination of the attendance of wit- 
nesses in criminal trials; 

(3) $50,000, for research and reporting on sentencing; 

(4) $201,333, for Judicial Department education and 
training activity (not including the juvenile justice 
area); 

(5) $220,000, for Judicial Department education and 
training activity in the juvenile justice area; 

(6) $45,000, for development and implementation of 
electronic data processing for Judicial Department 
juvenile justice activity; and 

(7) $150,000, for a pilot-project program of consulta- 
tion with troubled juveniles and their families 
before the juvenile becomes involved in court 
proceedings. 

With the exception of some reduction in the amounts 
for juvenile justice education and training activity and for 
the pilot-project program of consultation with troubled 
juveniles prior to their involvement in court proceedings, 
the proposals of the Judicial Planning Committee were 
approved by the Governor's Crime Commission and 
included in the overall State LEAA plan for 1978-79. 

The Judicial Planning Committee met in Raleigh on 
October 27, 1978. At that meeting the Committee heard a 
report on the special study of North Carolina courthouse 
facilities which was published in September, 1978. The 
Committee also received a report on coordination of 
attendance of witnesses at criminal trials, as handled in 
the several judicial districts throughout the State, and a 
report on the utilization of a trial court administrator 
position in the 10th, 22nd and 28th Judicial Districts. 
Special reports were presented on the issue of an 
additional district court judge for the First Judicial 
District and the 29th Judicial District. 



167 



THE NORTH CAROLINA JUDICIAL COUNCIL IN 1978 



The Judicial Council has been in continuous existence 
since it was established by the 1949 General Assembly. 
The membership,^ terms of office, and the duties of the 
Council are described in Article 31 of Chapter 7 A of the 
North Carolina General Statutes. 

During 1978 the Council worked upon several pro- 
posals to be covered in the 16th Report of the Council, 
scheduled to be submitted to the Governor and General 
Assembly early in 1979. These included the following: 

(1) revision of Article 6, Chapter 16 of the General 
Statutes relating to homicide, with particular 
reference to affirmative defenses; 

(2) revision of the statutes to extend the time of 
coverage of bail bonds; 

(3) amendment to make clear that a jury proceeding is 



not required to determine the sentence in a capital 
case where there is no evidence of an aggravating 
circumstance (and under the law the sentence must 
in any event be life imprisonment); 

(5) amendment to prohibit conviction as accessory 
before the fact on an indictment charging the 
principal felony; 

(6) amendment to change the punishment for burglary 
from life imprisonment to not less than ten (10) 
years or life; 

(7) amendment tochange the punishment of accessory 
before the fact for certain felonies to a term of years 
or for life; and 

(8) amendment relating to the procedure for selection 
of alternate jurors. 



168 



THE JUDICIAL STANDARDS COMMISSION IN 1978 



The Judicial Standards Commission was established 
by the General Assembly pursuant to a constitutional 
amendment approved by the voters at the general election 
in November, 1972. The membership consists of a Court 
of Appeals judge, a superior court judge, and a district 
court judge, each appointed by the Chief Justice of the 
Supreme Court; two members of the State Bar, elected by 
the State Bar Council; and two citizens who are not 
judges nor members of the State Bar, appointed by the 
Governor. The Court of Appeals judge serves as chair- 
man of the Commission. 

Upon recommendation of the Commission, the 
Supreme Court may censure or remove any justice or 
judge for willful misconduct in office, willful and 
persistent failure to perform his dutues, habitual 
intemperance, conviction of a crime involving moral 
turpitude, or conduct prejudicial to the administration of 
justice that brings the judicial office into disrepute. Upon 
recommendation of the Commission, the Supreme Court 
may remove any justice or judge for mental or physical 
incapacity interfering with the performance of his duties, 
which is, or is likely to become, permanent. 

During 1978, the Judicial Standards Commission met 
on the following dates: 

27 January 1978 
3 March 1978 
31 March 1978 
23 June 1978 
25 August 1978 
27 October 1978 

A complaint or other information against a judge, 
whether filed with the Commission or by action of the 
Commission on its own motion, is designated as an "In- 
quiry Concerning a Judge." There were seventy-two 
"Inquiries Concerning a Judge" during 1978, including 
three inquiries carried over from 1977. 

Nine of these seventy-two inquiries were received near 



the end of 1978 and were awaiting initial action by the 
Commission. 

Thirty-nine of these inquiries were determined by the 
Judicial Standards Commission to involve subject matter 
not within the Commission's jurisdiction. 

Thirteen inquiries were determined by the Commission 
to involve subject matter within its jurisdiction but which 
did hot warrant any further proceeding by the Commis- 
sion. 

Eleven inquiries were determined by the Commission 
to require preliminary investigation. 

In one of the eleven inquiries in which preliminary 
investigations were ordered, the investigation had not 
been completed at the end of the year. 

In two of the eleven inquiries in which preliminary 
investigations were ordered, the investigations were 
completed and the inquiries awaited further action by the 
Commission. 

There were six inquiries in which the preliminary 
investigation was completed, and the Commission 
determined that no further action was justified. 

There were two inquiries in which the preliminary 
investigations were completed, formal hearings were 
conducted, and recommendations of removal were filed 
with the Supreme Court of North Carolina. 

The Supreme Court of North Carolina, in In re Martin, 
295 N.C. 291 (1978), declined to follow the recommenda- 
tion of the Judicial Standards Commission for removal 
and instead imposed a censure of the respondent judge. 
The Supreme Court of North Carolina concurred in the 
recommendation of the Judicial Standards Commission 
for removal of a judge which disqualified him from 
holding further judicial office and made him ineligible to 
receive retirement benefits. In re Peoples, 296 N.C. 109 
(1978). 



169 



JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY IN 1978 



The Judicial Department sponsored the following 
educational sessions in 1978: 



attended by 24 new assistant district attorneys, 1 
administrative assistant and 1 investigator. 



Superior Court Judges 

- the Spring Seminar, March 16-18 in Raleigh, 
attended by 57 judges; 

- the annual Summer Seminar, June 11-14 in New 
Bern, attended by 58 judges 

- the Fall Continuing Education Conference, Octo- 
ber 19-21 in Asheville, attended by 45 judges; and 

- three orientation sessions for new judges, January 
20-21, February 10-11 and December 1-2 at the 
Institute of Government in Chapel Hill, attended by 
a total of 20 judges and appointees. 

District Court Judges 

- a conference on adolescent behavior, January 12-14 
in Southern Pines, attended by 1 1 judges who 
regularly hear juvenile cases; 

- a conference on alternative ways of disposing of 
juvenile cases, May 5-6 in Greensboro, attended by 
42 judges; 

- the Summer Seminar of the Association of District 
Court Judges, June 11-14 in Winston-Salem, 
attended by 77 judges; 

- a conference on juveniles with learning disabilities, 
September 15-16 in Burlington, attended by 32 
judges; and 

- the Fall Seminar, October 19-21 in Asheville, 
attended by 87 judges. 

District Attorneys 

two Spring Conferences, April 25-28 and May 9-12 
at the Institute of Government in Chapel Hill, 
attended by 15 district attorneys and 95 assistant 
district attorneys; 

- the District Attorneys Association Summer Con- 
ference, June 11-14 in Asheville, attended by 21 
district attorneys and 83 assistant district attorneys; 

- a conference for administrative assistants, June 1 1- 
14 at the Institute of Government in Chapel Hill, 
attended by 20 administrative assistants, 1 in- 
vestigator and 1 secretary; 

- the District Attorneys Association Fall Training 
Conference, October 26-28 in Chapel Hill, attended 
by 11 district attorneys and 71 assistant district 
attorneys; and 

an orientation session for new prosecutors, October 
1 7-20 at the Institute of Government in Chapel Hill, 



Public Defenders 

— a Spring Training Session, May 18-19 at the 
Institute of Government in Chapel Hill, attended 
by 3 public defenders and 22 assistant public 
defenders; and 

- a Fall Training Session, October 11-13 in Chapel 
Hill, attended by 5 public defenders and 2 1 assistant 
public defenders. 

Clerks of Superior Court 

- the Annual Conference of the Association of Clerks 
of Superior Court, July 26-28 in Nags Head, 
attended by 68 clerks; and 

- the Annual Conference of the Association of 
Assistant and Deputy Clerks of Superior Court, 
July 19-21 in Charlotte, attended by 210 assistant 
and deputy clerks. 

Magistrates 

- two sessions of basic training for new magistrates, 
February 1-10 and July 17-21 /July 31-August 4 at 
the Institute of Government in Chapel Hill, 
attended by a total of 56 magistrates; 

- the Spring Meeting of the Magistrates Association, 
May 8-10 in Roanoke Rapids, attended by 53 
magistrates; 

- the Fall Meeting of the Magistrates Association, 
October 16-18 in Asheville, attended by 102 
magistrates; and 

- three refresher courses, October 23 in Chapel Hill 
(86 magistrates), October 30 in Greenville (38 
magistrates), and November 10 in Fayetteville (30 
magistrates). 

Court Counselors 

- two orientation programs for new court counselors. 
May 1-2 (14 counselors) and October 17-18 (15 
counselors) in Raleigh; 

- a mandatory refresher course for all court 
counselors and trainees, October 3 1-November 2 in 
Black Mountain, November 14-16 in Charlotte, 
November 1 5- 1 7 in Fayetteville, November 28-30 in 
Winston-Salem, and December 6-8 in Roanoke 
Rapids, attended by 140 counselors; 

- a mandatory refresher course for chief court 
counselors and administrative personnel, 
November 8-10 in Whispering Pines, attended by 
50 persons; 



70 



a conference on administrative responsibility for 
chief court counselors and administrative per- 
sonnel, April 4-6 in Burlington, attended by 33 
persons; 

a course for secretaries who deal regularly with 
troubled adolescents. May 3-4 in Winston-Salem 
and May 9-10 in Goldsboro, attended by 41 
secretaries; and 

12 different special-interest courses in counseling 
techniques and theories, presented in a total of 28 
different sessions across the State, with a total 
attendance of 465. 



In addition to these activities, the Judicial Department 
helped support the attendance of 95 persons at courses or 
conferences of professionally related study outside North 
Carolina in 1978. Another 113 individuals attended 
special in-state programs of professionally related study 
offered by organizations other than the Judicial Depart- 
ment, or took professionally related college or university 
coursework, with Judicial Department support 



171 



JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT APPROPRIATION 
FROM THE GENERAL FUND 

Fiscal Year, July 1, 1977 - June 30, 1978 



Appropriations from the State's General Fund for 
operating expenses for all departments and agencies of 
state government, including the Judicial Department, 
totalled $2,193,540,024 for the 1977-78 fiscal year. 
(Appropriations from the Highway Fund and 
appropriations from the General Fund for capital 
improvements are not included in this total.) 



The appropriation from the General Fund for 
operating expenses of the Judicial Department for fiscal 
year 1977-78 was $56,319,115, or 2.6% of the total 
General Fund appropriations for operating expenses of 
all state departments and agencies. 



JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT 
APPROPRIATION 

$56,319,115 




172 



JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT EXPENDITURES 
Fiscal Year July 1, 1977 — June 30, 1978 



Genera! Fund expenditures, rounded to the nearest 
dollar, for operating expenses of the Judicial Department 
during the 1977-78 fiscal year totalled $54,454,339, 
divided among the major budget classifications as shown 



below. Expenditures for LEAA-funded projects in the 
Judicial Department totalled $ 1 ,085,8 1 9, for a grand total 
of $55,540,1 58 in Judicial Department expenditures. 



Supreme Court 

Court of Appeals 

Superior Courts 

(This classification includes judges, district attorneys, 
assistant district attorneys, court reporters as well as 
staff personnel.) 

District Courts 

(This classification includes judges, magistrates, and 
court reporters.) 

Clerks of Superior Court 

(This classification includes all 100 clerks and their 
staffs, juror fees, witness fees, and support services such 
as supplies, postage, telephone expenses, office equipment 
for all local Judicial Department personnel.) 

Juvenile Probation and Aftercare 

Legal Representation for Indigents 

Assigned private counsel ($3,748,334) 

Public defenders ($1,031,400) 

Special counsel at mental hospitals ($149,796) 

Support services (transcripts, records, briefs) ($233,122) 

Administrative Office of the Courts 

Judicial Standards Commission 

Judicial Council 

Sub-total (General Fund Appropriations) 

LEAA-Funded Projects 

Grand Total 



Amount 

$ 1,057,897 

1,233,765 
10,443,645 



,095,953 



19,224,801 



5,052,079 
5,162,652 



[78,529 
3,815 
1,203 



$54,454,339 

1,085,819 

$55,540,158 



Percentage 
of Total 

1.9% 

2.3% 
19.2% 



20.4%, 



35.3%. 



9.3% 
9.5% 



2.1% 



100.0% 



DISTRICT COURTS 
20.4% It 



CLERKS 

OF *? 

SUPERIOR 
COURT 

35.3% 



ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE 
OF THE COURTS 



SUPERIOR COURTS 
xf 19.2% 




COURT OF APPEALS 2.3% 
SUPREME COURT 1.9% 



■^ LEGAL REPRESENTATION 
FOR INDIGENTS 9.5% 

JUDICIAL COUNCIL 
* JUDICIAL STANDARDS COMMISSION 

JUVENILE PROBATION AND AFTERCARE 9.3% 



173 



JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT RECEIPTS 

Fiscal Year, July 1, 1977 — June 30, 1978 



During the 1977-78 fiscal year the Judicial Department 
had receipts totalling $46,204,962.18, an increase of 12% 
over total receipts of $41,250,936.40 for the 1976-77 fiscal 
year. 

As required by the State Constitution, fines, penalties, 
and forfeitures collected by the courts in criminal cases 
are distributed to the respective counties in which the 
cases are tried. These funds must be used by the counties 
for the support of the public schools. 

A uniform schedule of court costs for civil and criminal 
cases, comprised of a variety of fees, is set by statute for 
cases filed in the superior and district courts. Statutes 
prescribe the distribution of these fees and provide that 
certain fees shall bedevoted to specific uses. For example, 
a facilities fee is included in court costs when costs are 
assessed, and this fee is paid over to the respective county 
or municipality which provided the facility used in the 
case. These fees must be utilized by the counties and 
municipalities to provide and maintain courtrooms and 
related judicial facilities. 

Officer Fees (for arrest or service of process) are inclu- 
ded, where applicable, in the costs of each case filed in the 
trial courts. If a municipal officer performed these 
services in a case, the fee is paid over to the respective 
municipality. Otherwise, all officer fees are paid to the 
respective counties in which the cases are filed. 



A jail fee is included in the costs of each case where 
applicable; and these fees are distributed to the respective 
county or municipality whose facilities were used. Most 
jail facilities in the State are provided by the counties. 

A fee for the Law Enforcement Officers Benefit and 
Retirement Fund is included as a part of court costs when 
costs are assessed in a criminal case. As required by 
statute, the Judicial Department remits these fees to the 
State Treasurer, for deposit in the Law Enforcement 
Officers Benefit and Retirement Fund. 

Except as indicated, all superior and district court costs 
collected by the Judicial Department are paid into the 
State's General Fund. 

When private counsel or a public defender is assigned 
to represent an indigent defendant in a criminal case the 
trial judge sets the money value for the services rendered. 
If the defendant is convicted, a judgment lien is entered 
against him for such amount. Collections on these judg- 
ments are paid into the State's General Fund, as are 
appellate court fees and proceeds from the sales of 
appellate division reports. 

The categories of receipts, with amount and percentage 
of each category, and a tabulation of their distribution are 
shown on the following page. 



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JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT RECEIPTS 
Fiscal Year, July 1, 1977 — June 30, 1978 



Categories of Receipts 

Supreme Court Fees 

Court of Appeals Fees 

Superior and District Court Costs 

Fines and Forfeitures 

Sales of Appellate Division Reports 

Payments on Indigent Fee Judgments 

Grand Total 





%of 


Amount 


Total 


$ 13,724.88 


0.03% 


18,924.93 


0.04% 


29,046,494.11 


62.86% 


16,742,729.20 


36.24% 


106,950.43 


0.23% 


276,138.63 


0.60% 


$46,204,962.18 


100.00% 



In accord with applicable laws. Judicial Department receipts were distributed as follows: 



Remitted to State Treasury 

Supreme Court Fees 

Court of Appeals Fees 

Sales of Appellate Division Reports 

Payments on Indigent Fee Judgments 

Law Enforcement Officers Benefit and 

Retirement Fund Fees 
Other Superior and District Court Fees 

Total to State Treasury 

Distributed to Counties 

Fines and Forfeitures 
Judicial Facilities Fees 
Officer Fees 
Jail Fees 

Total to Counties 

Distributed to Municipalities 

Officer Fees 

Judicial Facilities Fees 

Jail Fees 

Total to Municipalities 
Grand Total 



Amount 


%of 
Total 


$ 13,724.88 

18,924.93 

106,950.43 

276,138.63 


0.03% 
0.04% 
0.23% 
0.60% 


2,473,927.09 
20,162,731.14 


5.35% 
43.64% 


$23,052,397.10 


49.89% 


$16,742,729.20 

3,596,317.08 

1,443,951.85 

491,301.95 


36.24% 
7.78% 
3.13% 
1 .06% 


$22,274,300.08 


48.21% 


$659,795.50 

191,497.50 

26,972.00 


1.43%, 
0.41%, 
0.06% 


$878,265.00 


1 .90% 


$46,204,962.18 


100.00% 



175 



AMOUNTS OF FEES, FINES AND FORFEITURES COLLECTED BY THE COURTS 
AND DISTRIBUTED TO COUNTIES AND MUNICIPALITIES* 

Fiscal Year, July 1, 1977 - June 30, 1978 



Distributed to Counties 



Distributed to Municipalities 





Facility 


Officer 


Jail 


Fines and 


Facility 


Officer 


Jail 




County 


Fees 


Fees 


Fees 


Forfeitures 


Fees 


Fees 


Fees 


Total 


Alamance 


$53,657.00 


$18,622.30 


$6,841.00 


$260,166.40 


$ -0- 


$13,822.00 


$-0- 


$353,108.70 


Alexander 


11,219.00 


5,892.00 


2,996.00 


48,731.00 


-0- 


206.00 


-0- 


69.044.00 


Alleghany 


4,105.00 


1,314.00 


837.00 


17,726.00 


-0- 


276.00 


-0- 


24,258.00 


Anson 


18,904.00 


9,099.00 


2,073.00 


83,342.70 


-0- 


1,918.00 


-0- 


115.336.70 


Ashe 


8,407.00 


5,630.00 


1,326.00 


36,080.00 


-0- 


68.00 


-0- 


51.511.00 


Avery 


6,926.00 


4,468.00 


1,775.00 


38,956.00 


-0- 


124.00 


-0- 


52.249.00 


Beaufort 


32,017.00 


18,110.25 


5,045.00 


151,969.00 


-0- 


4,929.00 


-0- 


212,070.25 


Bertie 


15,895.00 


11,293.00 


2,790.00 


63,982.57 


-0- 


878.00 


5.00 


94.843.57 


Bladen 


22,819.00 


15,888.02 


5,338.91 


118,519.63 


2,316.00 


786.00 


-0- 


165.667.56 


Brunswick 


16,909.00 


9,227.00 


2,329.00 


95,345.83 


3,903.00 


737.00 


-0- 


128.450.83 


Buncombe 


101,598.28 


52,861.00 


18,588.00 


463,599.43 


-0- 


20,548.00 


-0- 


657.194.71 


Burke 


40,360.00 


15,070.00 


2,115.00 


175,566.66 


-0- 


4,134.00 


-0- 


237.245.66 


Cabarrus 


53,647.00 


32,367.42 


7,427.00 


186,773.15 


-0- 


3,918.00 


-0- 


284.132.57 


Caldwell 


32,357.00 


11,208.00 


6,612.00 


143,719.50 


-0- 


4,456.00 


55.00 


198.407.50 


Camden 


4,877.00 


2,984.00 


216.00 


34,118.64 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


42.195.64 


Carteret 


29,130.00 


12,737.00 


2,448.30 


202,775.70 


-0- 


4,620.00 


-0- 


251.711.00 


Caswell 


10,536.00 


7,307.00 


1,538.00 


43,835.25 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


63,216.25 


Catawba 


31,022.00 


20,759.75 


7,430.00 


287,013.13 


33,699.00 


10,906.00 


3,455.00 


394.284.88 


Chatham 


12,986.00 


11,352.00 


1,871.00 


94,510.00 


7,219.00 


1,908.00 


580.00 


130,426.00 


Cherokee 


8,083.00 


4,255.00 


2,798.80 


60,248.00 


-0- 


548.00 


165.00 


76.097.80 


Chowan 


8,744.00 


4,020.00 


897.00 


50,520.27 


-0- 


1,656.00 


-0- 


65,837.27 


Clay 


2,222.00 


1,422.00 


634.00 


16,492.69 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


20.770.69 


Cleveland 


43,189.75 


15,825.60 


9,648.00 


195,153.43 


-0- 


6,412.00 


342.00 


270,570.78 


Columbus 


34,230.00 


24,115.00 


8,083.00 


170,060.50 


2,879.00 


3,454.00 


518.00 


243.339.50 


Craven 


54,382.00 


19,905.75 


9,510.00 


280,091.92 


-0- 


8,040.00 


-0- 


371.929.67 


Cumberland 


149,285.86 


52,891.68 


21,859.00 


821,274.10 


-0- 


24,780.00 


-0- 


1,070,090.64 


Currituck 


9,975.00 


6,453.67 


575.00 


65,309.50 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


82.313.17 


Dare 


14,135.00 


5,521.00 


1,227.00 


114,472.30 


-0- 


2,680.00 


-0- 


138.035.30 


Davidson 


50,000.76 


27,031.40 


9,896.53 


278,006.35 


8,818.00 


4,451.50 


-0- 


378,204.54 


Davie 


14,740.00 


7,420.00 


1,523.00 


63,561.50 


-0- 


714.00 


-0- 


87,958.50 


Duplin 


29,321.50 


13,137.00 


1,905.00 


148,299.50 


-0- 


1,350.00 


1,033.00 


195,046.00 


Durham 


134,305.00 


31,453.00 


5,886.00 


351,026.61 


-0- 


41,745.00 


-0- 


564,415.61 


Edgecombe 


29,668.00 


22,547.00 


7,836.00 


160,407.66 


11,390.00 


7,094.00 


1,375.00 


240,317.66 


Forsyth 


167,825.00 


25,052.00 


13,580.50 


640,111.67 


2,750.00 


58,218.00 


-0- 


907.537.17 


Franklin 


18,590.00 


9,400.52 


1,674.00 


86,085.00 


-0- 


482.00 


280.00 


116.511.52 


Gaston 


85,322.00 


40,485.70 


18,682.50 


362,793.12 


-0- 


16,412.00 


30.00 


523.725.32 


Gates 


6,968.00 


4,160.00 


500.00 


29,613.00 


-0- 


46.00 


-0- 


41,287.10 


Graham 


2,803.00 


1,618.00 


800.00 


14,048.00 


-0- 


96.00 


-0- 


19.365.00 


Granville 


21,807.00 


8,800.00 


3,567.00 


117,033.99 


-0- 


1,950.00 


498.00 


153.655.99 


Greene 


9,082.00 


5,192.00 


1,144.00 


33,234.00 


-0- 


200.00 


-0- 


48.852.00 


Guilford 


234,472.90 


34,970.00 


26,680.00 


687,368.92 


-0- 


74,379.00 


-0- 


1.057.870.82 


Halifax 


30,051.50 


19,296.20 


6,013.00 


190,562.41 


5,502.00 


4,008.00 


1,727.00 


257.240.11 


Harnett 


27,955.00 


13,706.00 


2,752.00 


140,643.64 


8,472.00 


3,949.00 


2,655.00 


200.132.64 


Haywood 


24,409.00 


13,961.50 


1,527.00 


223,975.99 


1,161.00 


2,059.00 


20.00 


267.113.49 


Henderson 


27,202.00 


13,346.71 


6,811.00 


125,151.00 


462.00 


2,114.00 


-0- 


175,086.71 


Hertford 


20,850.00 


12,110.58 


2,853.50 


92,006.00 


-0- 


1,576.00 


-0- 


129,396.08 


Hoke 


16,791.00 


9,142.00 


5,846.00 


117,639.50 


-0- 


282.00 


-0- 


149.700.50 


Hyde 


3,016.00 


1,898.00 


155.00 


15,594.00 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


20,663.00 


Iredell 


41,255.00 


17,588.02 


1,540.00 


229,068.70 


6,387.00 


5,868.00 


420.00 


302.126.72 


Jackson 


12,975.00 


7,999.73 


2,942.00 


84,161.75 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


108.078.48 


Johnston 


35,677.00 


20,460.00 


8,302.00 


208,464.48 


7,914.00 


4,575.00 


1,590.00 


286.982.48 



♦Facility and jail fees are distributed t 
arrest or served the process was employed 
to the respective counties. By provision of 
county for support of the public schools. 



o the respective counties and municipalities which furnished the facilities. If the officer who made the 
by a municipality, the officer fee is distributed to the municipality: otherwise, all officer fees are distributed 
the State Constitution, fines and forfeitures collected by the courts within a county are distributed to that 

176 



AMOUNTS OF FEES, FINES AND FORFEITURES COLLECTED BY THE COURTS 
AND DISTRIBUTED TO COUNTIES AND MUNICIPALITIES* 







Fiscal Year, July 


1, 1977 - 


June 30, ] 


1978 










Distributed to Counties 




Distributed to Municipalities 
Facility Officer Jail 






Facility 


Officer 


Jail 


Fines and 




County 


Fees 


Fees 


Fees 


Forfeitures 


Fees 


Fees 


Fees 


Total 


Jones 


$7,681.00 


$3,851.00 


$760.00 


$32,776.18 


$ -0- 


$718.00 


$ -0- 


$45,786.18 


Lee 


24,804.50 


11,664.36 


7,116.00 


77,480.05 


-0- 


5,268.00 


-0- 


126,332.91 


Lenoir 


45,898.00 


14,066.00 


6,800.00 


195,166.35 


-0- 


6,542.00 


-0- 


268,472.35 


Lincoln 


18,953.80 


11,246.00 


1,013.00 


69,281.00 


-0- 


566.00 


-0- 


101.059.80 


Macon 


9,500.00 


6,148.80 


1,255.00 


88,364.81 


-0- 


658.00 


-0- 


105,926.61 


Madison 


5,474.00 


3,190.00 


1,111.00 


33,736.50 


-0- 


54.00 


-0- 


43.565.50 


Martin 


18,656.00 


9,600.00 


375.00 


102,269.50 


-0- 


1,950.00 


-0- 


132.850.50 


McDowell 


19,708.51 


11,565.00 


4,438.00 


133,271.50 


-0- 


646.00 


-0- 


169,629.01 


Mecklenburg 


289,444.70 


37,618.00 


30.00 


1,069,264.23 


-0- 


70,442.00 


-0- 


1,466,798.93 


Mitchell 


5,416.00 


2,808.00 


2,465.00 


28,048.78 


-0- 


512.00 


-0- 


39.249.78 


Montgomery 


18,755.00 


12,103.85 


4,731.00 


63,667.45 


-0- 


1,074.00 


-0- 


101,331.30 


Moore 


25,577.00 


19,428.00 


2,834.00 


154,310.18 


5,981.00 


2,566.00 


900.00 


211.596.18 


Nash 


29,621.00 


24,588.12 


4,940.00 


226.057.85 


18,164.00 


7,034.00 


2,428.00 


312.832.97 


New Hanover 


78,202.00 


16,174.00 


10,571.00 


356,138.47 


-0- 


18,515.00 


590.00 


480,190.47 


Northampton 


20,820.00 


12,753.50 


2,825.00 


105,707.08 


-0- 


1,086.00 


-0- 


143.191.58 


Onslow 


69,587.50 


30,136.03 


27,033.50 


505,808.13 


-0- 


8,546.00 


-0- 


641.111.16 


Orange 


34,330.00 


15,863.14 


3,031.00 


195,990.72 


10,733.50 


11,198.00 


344.00 


271,490.36 


Pamlico 


5,076.00 


3,290.00 


1,030.00 


32,148.93 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


41.544.93 


Pasquotank 


18,653.00 


7,091.00 


1,763.00 


111,250.50 


-0- 


3,700.00 


-0- 


142,457.50 


Pender 


17,692.50 


9,768.00 


3,985.00 


121,636.45 


-0- 


1,124.00 


-0- 


154.205.95 


Perquimans 


5,885.00 


3,114.00 


498.00 


35,040.00 


-0- 


612.00 


-0- 


45,149.00 


Person 


18,372.00 


6,328.00 


1,484.00 


96,781.31 


340.00 


2,658.00 


-0- 


125,963.31 


Pitt 


64,430.00 


20,337.40 


8,571.00 


362,497.67 


9,162.00 


18,680.00 


1,951.00 


485,629.07 


Polk 


8,292.00 


5,749.00 


5,270.86 


74,182.50 


-0- 


370.00 


-0- 


93,864.36 


Randolph 


37,869.15 


27,234.80 


6,150.00 


155,308.57 


1,452.00 


3,426.00 


-0- 


231.440.52 


Richmond 


33,532.00 


13,502.00 


4,175.00 


158,283.72 


-0- 


2,408.00 


-0- 


211.900.72 


Robeson 


50,843.03 


33,172.00 


12,966.00 


431,343.65 


22,097.00 


9,620.00 


2,900.00 


562,941.68 


Rockingham 


37,507.00 


21,546.80 


4,042.50 


205,817.20 


14,247.00 


9,329.00 


1,299.00 


293.788.50 


Rowan 


51,566.00 


28,259.08 


4,789.00 


201,898.90 


-0- 


7,638.00 


-0- 


294,150.98 


Rutherford 


19,375.00 


7,304.00 


4,422.05 


105,831.80 


-0- 


1,252.00 


-0- 


138,184.85 


Sampson 


41,830.00 


26,475.00 


6,801.00 


186,603.70 


-0- 


1,904.00 


-0- 


263,613.70 


Scotland 


26,000.00 


12,673.00 


4,711.00 


115,266.00 


-0- 


3,730.00 


-0- 


162,380.00 


Stanly 


30,097.69 


10,662.00 


5,641.00 


151,586.87 


-0- 


3,283.00 


-0- 


201.270.56 


Stokes 


14,050.00 


8,231.00 


1,956.00 


52,371.30 


-0- 


479.00 


-0- 


77,087.30 


Surry 


36,461.00 


24,890.58 


3,493.00 


168,100.95 


1,002.00 


5,544.00 


1,359.00 


240.850.53 


Swain 


8,208.40 


4,532.00 


4,170.00 


46,707.00 


-0- 


280.00 


-0- 


63,897.40 


Transylvania 


11,932.00 


8,060.53 


1,322.00 


35,669.00 


-0- 


1,073.00 


-0- 


58,056.52 


Tyrrell 


2,259.00 


1,232.00 


50.00 


8,340.00 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


11.881.00 


Union 


34,037.00 


20,365.50 


5,396.00 


150,081.00 


-0- 


3,716.00 


-0- 


213,595.50 


Vance 


24,203.00 


8,292.00 


2,690.00 


101,239.62 


-0- 


2,614.00 


-0- 


139,038.62 


Wake 


205,706.95 


38,915.00 


20,443.00 


736,274.46 


3,818.00 


71,653.00 


442.00 


1,077.252.41 


Warren 


11,000.80 


5,946.00 


2,438.00 


49,388.00 


-0- 


458.00 


-0- 


69.230.80 


Washington 


9,778.00 


5,570.00 


205.00 


42,947.00 


-0- 


406.00 


-0- 


58,906.00 


Watuga 


15,849.00 


9,906.00 


3,274.00 


80,045.00 


-0- 


910.00 


-0- 


109,984.00 


Wayne 


60,945.00 


19,172.50 


3,979.00 


202,783.24 


1,629.00 


9,967.00 


11.00 


298,486.74 


Wilkes 


34,114.00 


15,323.00 


7,044.00 


131,731.21 


-0- 


272.00 


-0- 


188,484.21 


Wilson 


39,666.00 


20,058.56 


6,260.00 


146,338.64 


-0- 


754.00 


-0- 


213,077.20 


Yadkin 


15,815.00 


7,399.00 


2,125.00 


53,489.04 


-0- 


704.00 


-0- 


79.532.04 


Yancey 


6,138.00 


4,373.50 


1,585.00 


35,197.00 


-0- 


404.00 


-0- 


47,697.50 



STATE TOTALS $3,596,317.08 $1,443,951.85 $491,301.95 $16,742,729.20 $191,497.50 $659,795.50 $26,972.00 $23,152,565.08 

♦Facility and jail fees are distributed to the respective counties and municipalities which furnished the facilities. If the officer who made the 
arrest or served the process was employed by a municipality, the officer fee is distributed to the municipality; otherwise, all officer fees are distributed 
to the respective counties. By provision of the State Constitution, fines and forfeitures collected by the courts within a county are distributed to that 
county for support of the public schools. 

177 



COST AND CASE DATA IN REPRESENTATION OF INDIGENTS 

Fiscal Year, July 1, 1977 - June 30, 1978 



The State provides legal counsel for indigent persons in a 
variety of actions and proceedings, as specified in the 
North Carolina General Statutes, Section 7A-450 et seq. 
These include criminal proceedings, judicial hospitaliza- 
tion proceedings, juvenile proceedings that may result in 
commitment to an institution or transfer to superior court 
for trial as an adult. Legal representation for indigents 
may be by assignment of private counsel, by assignment 
of special public counsel (involving mental hospital 
commitments), or by assignment of a public defender. 

Five of North Carolina's judicial districts have an office 
of public defender: the 12th, 18th, 26th, 27th, and 28th 
districts. The other 27 judicial districts utilize only 
assignment of private counsel. Private counsel is also 
assigned in the five districts which have a public defender 
in the event of a conflict of interests involving the public 
defender's office and the indigent and in the event of 
unusual circumstances when, in the opinion of the court, 
the proper administration of justice requires the assign- 
ment of private counsel rather than the public defender in 
those cases. 

In addition, the State provides a full-time Special 
Counsel at each of the State's four mental hospitals, to 



represent patients in commitment or recommitment 
hearings before a district court judge. Under State law, 
each patient committed to a mental hospital is entitled to 
a judicial hearing (before a district court judge) within 90 
days after the initial commitment, a further hearing 
within 180 days after the initial commitment, and 
thereafter a hearing once each year during the con- 
tinuance of an involuntary commitment. 

The cost of the entire program of indigent representa- 
tion, rounded to the nearest dollar, was $5,162,652 in the 
1977-78 fiscal year, compared to $4,869,632 in the 1976- 
77 fiscal year, an increase of six percent. The total amount 
expended for representation of indigents was 9.5% of 
total Judicial Department expenditures in the 1977-78 
fiscal year. 

Payments for assigned counsel in adult cases accounted 
for 95.5% of total expenditures for assigned counsel, and 
juvenile case payments accounted for 4.5%. 

Following is a summary of case and cost data for 
representation of indigents, for the fiscal year, July 1, 
1977 through June 30, 1978. 



Assigned private counsel in adult cases* 
Assigned private counsel in juvenile cases** 
Totals 

Public Defender Offices 
District 12 
District 18 
District 26 
District 27 
District 28 
Totals 

Special counsel at mental hospitals 

Transcripts, records and briefs 

Expert witness fees 

Grand Total 

*The great proportion of the total number of cases assigned to private counsel for adults is for criminal matters. 
** Includes $50,871 for 536 cases in which attorneys served as guardian ad litem. 



Number 


Total 


Average Cost 


of Cases 


Cost 


Per Case 


23,243 


$3,580,381 


$154.04 


2,783 


167,953 


60.35 


26,026 


$3,748,334 


$144.02 


1,546 


$ 187,170 


$121.07 


2,032 


266,630 


131.22 


3,949 


245,766 


62.23 


1,509 


202,820 


134,41 


1,594 


129,014 


80.94 


10,630 


$1,031,400 


$ 97.03 


10,588 


$ 149.796 
$ 228.109 
$ 5.013 
$5,162,652 


$ 14.15 



178 



As previously noted, private counsel may be utilized to 
represent indigents in those districts which have a public 
defender. Following is a comparison of case and cost data 



of the public defender offices with that of assigned private 
counsel in the five districts which have a public defender. 







Public Defenders 






Assigned Private Counsel 






Number 


Total 


Average 


Number 


Total 


Average 




of Cases 


Cost 


Case Cost 


of Cases 


Cost 


Case Cost 


District 12 


1.546 


$187,170 


$121.07 


210 


$ 48,049 


$228.80 


District 18 


2,032 


266,630 


131.22 


267 


64,085 


240.02 


District 26 


3,949 


245,766 


62.23 


792 


135,621 


171.24 


District 27 


1,509 


202,820 


134.41 


159 


30,586 


192.36 


District 28 


1,594 


129,014 


80.94 


80 


11,021 


137.76 


Totals 


10,630 


$1,031,400 


$ 97.03 


1,508 


$289,362 


$191.88 



The total cost of providing special counsel at each of the 
State's four mental hospitals, to represent patients in 
commitment or recommitment hearings, was $149,796 
for the 1977-78 fiscal year. There were a total of 10,588 
hearings during the fiscal year, for an average cost per 
hearing of $14.15. 



The following presents data on the hearings held in the 
1978 calendar year at each of the State's mental hospitals. 
A total of 10,365 commitment or recommitment hearings 
were held in 1978, a slight decrease (about 8%) from the 
1977 total of 11,256. 





Broughton 


Cherry 


Dorothea Dix 


John Umstead 


Totals 


Initial Hearings resulting in: 












Commitment to hospital 


408 


1,352 


441 


657 


2,858 


Commitment to outpatient clinic 


44 


247 


2 


86 


379 


Discharge 


2,153 


902 


638 


1,195 


4,888 


Totals 


2,605 


2,501 


1,081 


1,938 


8,125 


First Rehearings resulting in: 












Commitment to hospital 


32 


170 


123 


192 


517 


Commitment to outpatient clinic 


4 


1 





12 


17 


Discharge 


93 


35 


29 


130 


287 


Totals 


129 


206 


152 


334 


821 


Second or Subsequent Rehearings resulting in: 












Commitment to hospital 


107 


304 


458 


300 


1,169 


Commitment to outpatient clinic 


1 


1 





1 


3 


Discharge 


66 


15 


I s - 


56 


152 


Totals 


174 


320 


473 


357 


1,324 


Modification of Prior Order Hearings resulting in: 












Commitment to hospital 





46 


1 





47 


Commitment to outpatient clinic 





4 


l) 





4 


Discharge 





42 





2 


44 


Totals 





92 


1 


2 


95 


Total Hearings or Rehearings resulting in: 












Commitment to hospital 


547 


1,874 


1 ,023 


1,149 


4,591 


Commitment to outpatient clinic 


49 


253 


2 


99 


403 


Discharge 


2,312 


994 


682 


1,383 


5,371 


Totals 


2,908 


3,119 


1,707 


2,631 


10,365 



The following table compares the number of assigned 
private counsel cases and expenditures in each county and 
judicial district for fiscal years 1976-77 and 1977-78. 
There was a slight decrease in the total number of cases, 



from 26,200 in 1976-77 to 26,026 in 1977-78, a decline of 
less than one percent. Expenditures for assigned private 
counsel increased by four percent, from $3,604,992 in 
1976-77 to $3,748,338 in 1977-78. 



179 



ASSIGNED COUNSEL - NUMBER OF CASES AND EXPENDITURES 
Fiscal Years 1976-77 and 1977-78 





Number of Cases 


% Increase 


District 1 


1976-77 


1977-78 


or Decrease 


Camden 
Chowan 
Currituck 
Dare 
Gates 

Pasquotask 
Perquimans 
District Totals 


17 
55 
55 
55 
21 

130 
45 

378 


11 
54 
62 
26 
12 

147 
45 

357 


-35.3% 

- 1.8% 
+ 12.7% 
-52.7% 
-42.9% 
+ 13.1% 

0.0% 

- 5.6% 


District 2 








Beaufort 
Hyde 
Martin 
Tyrrell 
Washington 
District Totals 


147 

5 

92 

13 

40 

297 


177 
10 
92 
11 
53 

343 


+20.4% 
+ 100.0% 
0.0% 
-15.4% 
+32.5% 
+15.5% 


District 3 








Carteret 
Craven 
Pamlico 
Pitt 
District Totals 


291 

315 

38 

561 

1,205 


208 

287 

32 

637 

1,164 


-28.5% 

- 8.9% 
-15.8% 
+ 13.5% 

- 3.4% 


District 4 








Duplin 
Jones 
Onslow 
Sampson 

District Totals 


190 

40 

744 

304 

1,278 


198 

74 

670 

260 

1,202 


+ 4.2% 
+85.0% 

- 9.9% 
-14.5% 

- 5.9% 


District 5 








New Hanover 
Pender 
District Totals 


521 

63 

584 


436 

66 

502 


-16.3% 
+ 4.8% 
-14.0% 


District 6 








Bertie 
Halifax 
Hertford 
Northampton 
District Totals 


122 
334 
106 
53 
615 


144 
359 
164 
85 
752 


+ 18.0% 
+ 7.5% 
+54.7% 
+60.4% 
+22.3% 


District 7 








Edgecombe 

Nash 

Wilson 

District Totals 


372 
258 
309 
939 


328 
284 
350 
962 


-11.8% 
+ 10.1% 

+ 13.3% 
+ 2.4% 


District 8 








Greene 
Lenoir 
Wayne 

District Totals 


71 

415 

540 

1,026 


68 

422 

548 

1,038 


- 4.2% 
+ 1.7% 
+ 1.5% 
+ 1.2% 



Expenditures 


% Increase 


1976-77 


1977-78 


or Decrease 


$ 1,477 
9,338 
9,002 
7,116 
3,152 
15,960 
6,751 
$52,796 


$ 1,420 

10,142 

9,193 

4,807 

1,723 

18,626 

7,482 

$53,393 


- 3.8% 
+ 8.6% 
+ 2.1% 
-32.5% 
-45.3% 
+ 16.7% 
+ 10.8% 
+ 1.1% 


$ 28,577 

1,098 

13,307 

2,199 

4,611 

$ 49,792 


$ 24,850 

1,755 

16,897 

1,144 

6,494 

$ 51,140 


-13.0% 

+59.8% 
+27.0% 
-48.0% 
+40.8% 
+ 2.7% 


$ 31,431 

39,484 

4,716 

81,854 

$157,485 


$ 36,951 

33,598 

3,235 

104,711 

$178,495 


+17.6% 
-14.9% 
-31.4% 

+27.9% 
+13.3% 


$ 25,227 

3,725 

102,552 

42,830 

$174,334 


$ 33,710 
10,126 
89,976 
45,638 

$179,450 


+33.6% 
+ 171.8% 
-12.3% 
+ 6.6% 
+ 2.9% 


$115,511 

13,965 

$129,476 


$102,414 

8,680 

$111,094 


-11.3% 

-37.8% 
-14.2% 


$ 11,266 
42,053 
15,116 
10,406 

$ 78,841 


$ 16,522 
45,359 
24,486 
14,421 

$100,788 


+46.7% 
+ 7.9% 
+62.0% 
+38.6% 
+27.8% 


$ 49,709 
37,842 
45,590 

$133,141 


$ 54,624 
54,731 
72,583 

$181,938 


+ 9.9% 
+44.6% 
+59.2%. 
+36.7% 


$ 7,621 
60,709 
79,392 

$147,722 


$ 8,079 
50,491 
73,067 

$131,637 


+ 6.0% 
-16.8% 
- 8.0% 
-10.0% 



180 



ASSIGNED COUNSEL — NUMBER OF CASES AND EXPENDITURES 

Fiscal Years 1976-77 and 1977-78 





Number of Cases 


% Increase 


District 9 


1976-77 


1977-78 


or Decrease 


Franklin 
Granville 
Person 
Vance 
Warren 
District Totals 


168 
285 
237 
429 
120 
1,239 


169 
266 
196 
309 
106 
1,046 


+ 0.6% 

- 6.7% 
-17.3% 
-28.0% 
-11.7% 
-15.6% 


District 10 








Wake 


1,711 


1,814 


+ 6.0% 


District 11 








Harnett 

Johnston 

Lee 

District Totals 


150 
402 
151 
703 


171 
451 
163 
785 


+ 14.0% 
+ 12.2% 
+ 7.9% 
+11.7% 


District 12 








Cumberland 
Hoke 
District Totals 


231 

11 

242 


180 

30 

210 


-22.1% 

+ 172.7% 

-13.2% 


District 13 








Bladen 
Brunswick 
Columbus 
District Totals 


221 
163 
308 
692 


186 
142 
386 
714 


-15.8% 
-12.9% 
+25.3% 
+ 3.2% 


District 14 








Durham 


1,430 


1,415 


- 1.0% 


District 15 A 








Alamance 


502 


583 


+16.1% 


District 15 B 








Chatham 
Orange 

District Totals 


72 
526 
598 


106 
334 
440 


+47.2% 
-36.5% 
-26.4% 


District 16 








Robeson 
Scotland 

District Totals 


598 
175 
773 


673 
234 
907 


+ 12.5% 
+33.7% 
+17.3% 


District 17 








Caswell 
Rockingham 
Stokes 
Surry 

District Totals 


92 
451 
116 
337 
996 


88 
454 
116 
331 
989 


- 4.3% 
+ 0.7% 

0.0% 

- 1.8% 

- 0.7% 



Expenditures 


% Increase 


1976-77 


1977-78 


or Decrease 


$ 19,492 


$ 22,139 


+ 13.6% 


33,410 


34,701 


+ 3.9% 


26,953 


26,488 


- 1.7% 


43,953 


38,675 


-12.0% 


16,887 


13,628 


-19.3% 


$140,695 


$135,631 


- 3.6% 



$216,073 



$205,939 



$ 93,450 



$208,212 



$208,594 



$100,824 



3.6% 



$ 19,331 
37,194 
19,661 

$ 76,186 


$ 24,866 
38,718 
20,818 

$ 84,402 


+28.6% 
+ 4.1% 
+ 5.9% 
+10.8% 


$ 56,633 
2,840 

$ 59,473 


$ 44,579 

3,470 

$ 48,049 


-21.3% 

+22.2% 
-19.2% 


$ 27,769 
25,535 
44,944 

$ 98,248 


$ 25,589 
20,100 
50,064 

$ 95,753 


- 7.9% 
-21.3% 
+ 11.4%, 

- 2.5% 



+ 1.3% 



+ 7.9% 



$ 13,150 

76,861 

$ 90,011 


$ 19,922 

56,776 

$ 76,698 


+51.5% 
-26.1% 
-14.8% 


$ 85,039 

23,638 

$108,677 


$107,371 

30,095 

$137,466 


+26.3% 
+27.3% 
+26.5% 


$ 12,581 
56,291 
21,073 
39,924 

$129,869 


$ 15,594 

73,382 

20,449 

47,772 

$157,197 


+23.9% 
+30.4% 
- 3.0% 
+ 19.7% 
+21.0% 



181 



ASSIGNED COUNSEL — NUMBER OF CASES AND EXPENDITURES 

Fiscal Years 1976-77 and 1977-78 





Number of Cases 


% Increase 


District 18 


1976-77 


1977-78 


or Decrease 


Guilford 


205 


267 


+30.2% 


District 19 








Cabarrus 
Montgomery 
Randolph 
Rowan 

District Totals 


474 
185 
284 
798 
1,741 


436 
182 
281 
735 
1,634 


- 8.0% 

- 1.6% 

- 1.1% 

- 7.9% 

- 6.1% 


District 20 








Anson 
Moore 
Richmond 
Stanly 
Union 
District Totals 


167 
255 
301 
238 
292 
1,253 


231 
243 
305 
203 
395 
1,377 


+38.3% 
- 4.7% 
+ 1.3% 
-14.7% 
+35.3% 
+ 9.9% 



Expenditures 


% Increase 


1976-77 


1977-78 


or Decrease 


$ 60,028 


$ 64,085 


+ 6.8% 


$ 58,547 
29,123 
38,666 
64,206 

$190,542 


$ 63,423 
26,492 
46,672 
76,102 

$208,689 


+ 8.3% 
- 9.0% 
+ 10.4% 
+ 18.5% 
+ 9.5% 


$ 20,270 
30,324 
36,423 
34,606 
35,662 

$157,285 


$ 34,483 
28,903 
37,702 
34,707 
50,663 

$186,458 


+70.1% 
- 4.7% 
+ 3.5% 
+ 0.3% 

+42.1% 
+18.5% 



District 21 
Forsyth 



1,742 



2,053 



+17.9% 



$217,114 



$240,384 



+ 10.7% 



District 22 



Alexander 
Davidson 
Davie 
Iredell 
District Totals 


105 
370 
75 
311 
861 


130 

473 

59 

357 

1,019 


+23.8% 
+27.8% 
-21.3% 
+ 14.8% 
+18.4% 


District 23 








Alleghany 
Ashe 
Wilkes 
Yadkin 

District Totals 


44 
79 

182 
68 

373 


24 
111 
194 

79 
408 


-45.5% 
+40.5% 
+ 6.6% 
+ 16.2% 
+ 9.4% 


District 24 








Avery 

Madison 

Mitchell 

Watauga 

Yancey 

District Totals 


79 
54 
40 

41 
300 


80 
46 
39 

105 
52 

322 


+ 1.3% 
-14.8% 
- 2.5% 
+22.1% 
+26.8% 
+ 7.3% 


District 25 








Burke 

Caldwell 

Catawba 

District Totals 


493 

333 

636 

1,462 


389 

370 

634 

1,393 


-21.1% 
+ 11.1% 

- 0.3% 

- 4.7% 


District 26 








Mecklenburg 


1,702 


792 


-53.5% 



$ 13,310 

57,013 

8,005 

41,246 

$119,574 


$ 26,371 

71,091 

9,176 

50,254 

$156,892 


+98.1% 
+24.7% 
+ 14.6% 
+21.89? 
+31.2% 


$ 4,031 

11,778 

24,772 

8,882 

$ 49,463 


$ 2,525 
25,252 
28,126 
15,289 

$ 71,192 


-37.4% 
+ 114.4% 

+ 13.5% 
+72.1% 
+43.9% 


$ 9,726 

8,038 

3,278 

14,378 

4,451 

$ 39,871 


$ 11,322 

12,366 

3,783 

11,759 

5,375 

$ 44,605 


+ 16.4% 
+53.8% 
+ 15.4% 
-18.2% 
+20.8% 
+11.9% 


$ 75,210 
44,112 
89,869 

$209,191 


$ 53,087 
47,289 
82,673 

$183,049 


-29.4% 
+ 7.2% 
- 8.0% 

-12.5% 



$229,897 



$135,621 



-41.0% 



182 



ASSIGNED COUNSEL - NUMBER OF CASES AND EXPENDITURES 

Fiscal Years 1976-77 and 1977-78 





Number of Cases 


% Increase 


District 27 A 


1976-77 


1977-78 


or Decrease 


Gaston 


48 


91 


+89.6% 


District 27 B 








Cleveland 
Lincoln 
District Totals 


24 
17 
41 


37 
31 
68 


+54.2% 
+82.4% 
+65.9% 


District 28 








Buncombe 


54 


80 


+48.1% 


District 29 








Henderson 
McDowell 
Polk 

Rutherford 
Transylvania 
District Totals 


251 
212 

49 
171 

82 
765 


226 
199 

64 
171 

93 
753 


-10.0% 

- 6.1% 
+30.6% 

0.0% 
+ 13.4% 

- 1.6% 


District 30 








Cherokee 
Clay 
Graham 
Haywood 
Jackson 
Macon 
Swain 
District Totals 


50 
13 
25 

195 
73 
30 
59 

445 


107 
14 
21 

178 
79 
90 
57 

546 


+ 114.0% 
+ 7.7% 
-16.0% 

- 8.7% 
+ 8.2% 

+200.0% 

- 3.4% 
+22.7% 



Ex 


penditures 


% Increase 


1976-77 


1977-78 


or Decrease 


$ 9,947 


$ 14,098 


+41.7% 


$ 9,952 

5,676 

$ 15,628 


$ 9,996 

6,492 

$ 16,488 


+ 0.4% 

+ 14.4% 

+ 5.5% 



$ 8,776 



$ 11,021 



+25.6% 



STATE TOTALS 



26,200 



26,026 



- 0.7% 



25,977 


$ 30,376 


+ 16.9% 


34,509 


25,695 


-25.5% 


6,928 


10,324 


+49.0% 


18,522 


22,159 


+ 19.6% 


10,246 


13,184 


+28.7% 


96,182 


$101,738 


+ 5.8% 


8,637 


$ 12,759 


+47.7% 


1,800 


1,633 


- 9.3% 


2,493 


2,760 


+ 10.7% 


23,430 


24,609 


+ 5.0% 


14,025 


13,125 


- 6.4% 


3,390 


10,602 


+212.7% 


5,511 


7,769 


+41.0% 


59,286 


$ 73,257 


+23.6% 


.04,992 


$3,748,338 


+ 4.0% 



183 



DIRECTORIES 

(As of December 31, 1978) 



185 



THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL 



Appointed by Chief Justice Susie Sharp 

ASSOCIATE JUSTICE JAMES G. EXUM, JR., Raleigh, Chairman 
SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE HENRY A. McKINNON, Lumberton 
SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE LACY THORNBURG, Webster 
CHIEF DISTRICT COURT JUDGE J. MILTON READ, JR., Durham 
DISTRICT ATTORNEY WILLIAM GRIFFIN, JR., Williamston 
DISTRICT ATTORNEY JAMES E. ROBERTS, Concord 

Appointed by Court of Appeals Chief Judge Walter E. Brock 

COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE EARL W. VAUGHN, Raleigh 

Appointed by Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. 
GERALD W. HAYES, JR., Dunn 
ROBERT C. HUNTER, Marion 

Appointed by Lieutenant Governor James C. Green 

SENATOR JULIAN R. ALLSBROOK, Roanoke Rapids 
SENATOR ROBERT S. SWAIN, Asheville 

Appointed by Speaker of the House Carl J. Stewart, Jr. 

REPRESENTATIVE J. PARKS HELMS. Charlotte 
REPRESENTATIVE JAMES F. MORGAN, High Point 

Appointed by Attorney General Rufus L. Edmisten 

E. BRUCE WHITE, JR., Deputy Attorney General, Raleigh 

Appointed by the State Bar Council 

W. MARION ALLEN, Elkin 
LEON CORBETT, Burgaw 
ANN H. PHILLIPS, Asheville 
RALPH H. RAMSEY, JR., Brevard 

DALLAS A. CAMERON, JR., Assistant Directory of the Administrative 
Office of the Courts, Executive Secretary 



186 



THE JUDICIAL STANDARDS COMMISSION 



Appointed by Chief Justice Susie Sharp 

COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE EDWARD B. CLARK, Raleigh, Chairman 
SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE GEORGE M. FOUNTAIN, Tarboro 
DISTRICT COURT JUDGE L. T. HAMMOND, JR., Asheboro 

Appointed by Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. 

MRS. GEORGE L. HUNDLEY, Thomasville 
MARVIN B. KOONCE, JR., Raleigh 

Appointed by the. State Bar Council 

EMERSON T. SANDERS, Burlington 
ROBERT G. SANDERS, Charlotte 



THE JUDICIAL PLANNING COMMITTEE* 

ASSOCIATE JUSTICE J. FRANK HUSKINS, Raleigh, Chairman 
MAGISTRATE C. E. BAKER, Holly Springs 
**SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE FRANK R. BROWN, Tarboro 

DISTRICT COURT JUDGE THOMAS D. COOPER, JR., Burlington 

PUBLIC DEFENDER WALLACE C. HARRELSON, Greensboro 

REPRESENTATIVE EDWARD S. HOLMES, Pittsboro 

CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT RACHEL JOYNER, Nashville 

SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE HENRY A. McKINNON, JR., Lumberton 

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER OF THE COURTS BERT M. MONTAGUE, Raleigh 

CHIEF COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE NAOMI E. MORRIS, Raleigh 

PRESIDENT OF THE STATE BAR GRADY STOTT, Gastonia 

PRESIDENT OF THE BAR ASSOCIATION CLARENCE WALKER, Charlotte 

SENATOR WILLIS P. WHICH ARD, Durham 

* All members appointed by Ninth Carolina Supreme Court. 

* * I nit iiil ly appointed by Court in his capacity as District Attorney; Judge Brown was replaced by District 
Attorney Fanklin E. Freeman, Jr., ol Reidsville, on January 19. 1979. 



87 



TRIAL JUDGES OF THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE 

(As of December 31, 1978) 



District 

I 

2 
3 

4 
5 

6 

7 



I I 
12 

13 

14 

15A 
15B 
16 

17 
18 

19 

20 
21 

22 

2} 
24 



Superior Court Division' 

Judge 

J. Herbert Small 

Elbert S. Peel, Jr. 

Robert D. Rouse, Jr. 
David E. Reid 

Henry L. Stevens, III 
James R. Strickland 

Bradford Tillery 
Joshua S. James 

Richard B. Allsbrook 

George M. Fountain 
Franklin R. Brown 

Albert W. Cowper 
R. Michael Bruce 

Hamilton H. Hobgood 

James H. Pou Bailey 
Robert L. Farmer 
A. Pilston Godwin, Jr. 
Edwin S. Preston, Jr. 

Harry E. Canaday 

E. Maurice Braswell 
Coy E. Brewer, Jr. 
Darius B. Herring, Jr. 

Giles R. Clark 

Thomas H. Lee 
Anthony M. Brannon 
John C. Martin 

D. Marsh McLelland 

F. Gordon Battle 

Henry A. McKinnon, Jr. 

James M. Long 

Walter E. Crissman 
W. Douglas Albright 
Charles T. Kivett 

Thomas W. Seay, Jr. 
James C Davis 
Hal H. Walker 

John D. McConnell 
F. Fetzer Mills 

Harvey A. Lupton 
Willliam Z. Wood 



Robert A. Collier, Jr. 
Peter W. Hairston 

Julius A. Rousseau, Jr. 

Ronald W. Howell 

*ln districts with more than one judge, the senior resident judge is listed first. 



Residence 

Elizabeth City 

Williamston 

Farmville 
Greenville 

Kenansville 
Jacksonville 

Wilmington 
Maple Hill 

Roanoke Rapids 

Tarboro 
Tarboro 

Kinston 
Mount Olive 
Louisburg 

Raleigh 
Raleigh 
Raleigh 
Raleigh 

Benson 

Fayetteville 
Fayetteville 
Fayetteville 

Elizabethtown 
Durham 
Bahama 
Durham 

Burlington 

Chapel Hill 

Lumberton 

Yanceyville 

High Point 
Greensboro 
Greensboro 

Spencer 

Concord 

Asheboro 

Southern Pines 
Wadesboro 

Winston-Salem 
Winston-Salem 

Statesville 
Advance 

North Wilkesboro 

Marshall 



188 



TRIAL JUDGES OF THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE 

(As of December 31, 1978) 



District 

25 

26 



27A 

27B 

28 

29 
30 



Superior Court Division* 

Judge 

Sam J. Ervin, III 
Forrest A. Ferrell 

Fred H. Hasty 
Kenneth A. Griffin 
William T. Grist 
Clifton E. Johnson 
Frank W. Snepp, Jr. 

Robert W. Kirby 
Robert E. Gaines 

John R. Friday 

Robert D. Lewis 
C. Walter Allen 

J. W. Jackson 

Lacy H. Thornburg 



Residence 

Morganton 
Hickory 

Charlotte 
Charlotte 
Charlotte 
Charlotte 
Charlotte 

Cherryville 
Gastonia 

Lincolnton 

Asheville 
Asheville 

Hendersonville 

Webster 



*In districts with more than one judge, the senior resident judge is listed first. 



Special Judges, Superior Court 



Ronald Barbee 
Robert R. Browning 
Robert L. Gavin 
William Thomas Graham 
H. L. Riddle, Jr. 
David I. Smith 
Donald L. Smith 
Ralph A. Walker 



Greensboro 

Greenville 

Pinehurst 

Winston-Salem 

Morganton 

Burlington 

Raleigh 

Greensboro 



Conference of Superior Court Judges 



President 

President-Elect 

Vice President 

Secretary-Treasurer 

Additional Executive 
Committee Members 



James H. Pou Bailey, Raleigh 

John D. McConnell, Southern Pines 

A. Pilston Godwin, Jr., Raleigh 

F. Gordon Battle, Chapel Hill 

Henry L. Stevens, III, Kenansville 
Forrest A. Ferrell, Hickory 



189 



TRIAL JUDGES OF THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE 

(As of December 31, 1978) 

District Court Division* 



District 

1 

2 
3 



10 



12 



Judge 

John T. Chaffin 
Grafton G. Beaman 

Hallett S. Ward 
Charles H. Manning 

Charles H. Whedbee 
E. Burt Aycock, Jr. 
Herbert O. Phillips, III 
Norris C. Reed, Jr. 
Robt D. Wheeler 

Kenneth W. Turner 
E. Alex Erwin, III 
Walter P. Henderson 
Stephen M. Williamson 

Gilbert H. Burnett 
Napoleon B. Barefoot 
John M. Walker 

Joseph D. Blythe 
Nicholas Long 
Robert E. Williford 

George Britt 
Allen W. Harrell 
Tom H. Matthews 
Ben H. Neville 

J. Patrick Exum 
Kenneth R. Ellis 
Herbert W. Hardy 
Arnold O. Jones 
Paul Michael Wright 

Claude W. Allen, Jr. 
Ben U. Allen, Jr. 
J. Larry Senter 
Charles W. Wilkinson 

George F. Bason 
Henry V. Barnette, Jr. 
Stafford G. Bullock 
George R. Greene 
John Hill Parker 
S. Pretlow Winborne 

Elton C. Pridgen 
William S. Christian 
Woodrow Hill 
W. Pope Lyon 

Derb S. Carter 
Sol G. Cherry 
Joseph E. Dupree 
Charles Lee Guy 
Lacy S. Hair 



Residence 

Elizabeth City 
Elizabeth City 

Washington 
Williamston 

Greenville 
Greenville 
Morehead City 
New Bern 
Grift on 

Rose Hill 
Jacksonville 
Trenton 
Kenansville 

Wilmington 
Wilmington 
Wilmington 

Harrellsville 
Roanoke Rapids 
Lewiston 

Tarboro 
Wilson 

Rocky Mount 
Whitakers 

Kinston 

Fremont 

Maury 

Goldsboro 

Goldsboro 

Oxford 
Henderson 
Louisburg 
Oxford 

Raleigh 
Raleigh 
Raleigh 
Raleigh 
Raleigh 
Raleigh 

Smithfield 
Sanford 
Dunn 
Smithfield 

Fayetteville 

Fayetteville 

Raeford 

Fayetteville 

Fayetteville 



*The Chief District Judge is listed first. 



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TRIAL JUDGES OF THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE 

(As of December 31, 1978) 

District Court Division* 



District 

13 



14 



15A 

15B 

16 

17 



20 



21 



22 



23 



Judge 

Frank T. Grady 
J. Wilton Hunt, Sr. 
William E. Wood 

J. Milton Read, Jr. 
David Q. LaBarre 
William G. Pearson, 



II 



J. B. Allen, Jr. 
Thomas D. Cooper, Jr. 
W. S. Harris 

Stanley Peele 
Donald L. Paschal 

Samuel E. Britt 
B. Craig Ellis 
John S. Gardner 
Charles G. McLean 

Leonard H. van Noppen 
Foy Clark 
Jerry Cash Martin 
Peter M. McHugh 

Edward K. Washington 
Elreta M. Alexander 
Robert L. Cecil 
B. Gordon Gentry 
John B. Hatfield, Jr. 
James Samuel Pfaff 
Joseph A. Williams 
John F. Yeattes, Jr. 

Robert L. Warren 
L. Frank Faggart 
Adam C. Grant, Jr. 
L. T. Hammond, Jr. 
Frank M. Montgomery 

Donald R. Huffman 
Edward E. Crutchfield 
Kenneth W. Honeycutt 
Walter M. Lampley 

Abner Alexander 
William H. Freeman 
James A. Harrill, Jr. 
Robert Kason Keiger 
Gary B. Tash 

Lester P. Martin, Jr. 
Preston Cornelius 
Robert W. Johnson 
Hubert E. Olive, Jr. 

Ralph Davis 
John T. Kilby 
Samuel L. Osborne 



Residence 

Eliza bethtown 

Whiteville 

Whiteville 

Durham 
Durham 
Durham 

Burlington 
Burlington 
Graham 

Chapel Hill 
Siler City 

Lumberton 
Laurinburg 
Lumberton 
Lumberton 

Danbury 
Mount Airy 
Mount Airy 
Reidsville 

Greensboro 
Greensboro 
High Point 
Greensboro 
Greensboro 
Greensboro 
Greensboro 
Greensboro 

Concord 

Kannapolis 

Concord 

Asheboro 

Salisbury 

Wadesboro 
Albemarle 
Monroe 
Rockingham 

Winston-Salem 
Winston-Salem 
Winston-Salem 
Winston-Salem 
Winston-Salem 

Mocksville 
Mooresville 
Statesville 
Lexington 

North Wilkesboro 

Jefferson 

Wilkesboro 



*The Chief District Judge is listed first. 



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TRIAL JUDGES OF THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE 

(As of December 31, 1978) 

District Court Division* 



District 

24 

25 



26 



27A 

27B 

28 

29 
30 



Judge 

J. Ray Braswell 
Robert H. Lacey 

Livingston Vernon 
Edward J. Crotty 
Bill J. Martin 
L. Oliver Noble, Jr. 
Samuel McD. Tate 

Chase B. Saunders 
P. B. Beachum, Jr. 
Walter H. Bennett, Jr. 
Larry Thomas Black 
L. Stanley Brown 
Daphene L. Cantrell 
William G. Jones 
James E. Lanning 

Lewis Bulwinkle 
Berlin H. Carpenter, Jr. 
James Ralph Phillips 
Donald E. Ramseur 

Arnold Max Harris 
George Hamrick 

James O. Israel, Jr. 
Earl Justice Fowler, Jr. 
Gary A. Sluder 
William Marion Styles 

Robert T. Gash 
Zoro J. Guice, Jr. 
Hollis M. Owens, Jr. 

Robert J. Leatherwood, III 
J. Charles McDarris 
John J. Snow, Jr. 



Residence 

Newland 
Newland 

Morganton 

Hickory 

Hickory 

Hickory 

Morganton 

Charlotte 
Charlotte 
Charlotte 
Charlotte 
Charlotte 
Charlotte 
Charlotte 
Charlotte 

Gastonia 
Gastonia 
Gastonia 
Gastonia 

Ellenboro 
Shelby 

Candler 
Arden 
Asheville 
Black Mountain 

Brevard 

Hendersonville 
Rutherfordton 

Bryson City 

Waynesville 
Murphy 



*The Chief District Judge is listed first. 



Conference of Chief District Court Judges 



President 
Vice President 



J. B. Allen, Jr., Burlington 
John T. Chaffin, Elizabeth City 



North Carolina Association of District Court Judges 



President 
Vice President 
Secretary-Treasurer 
Additional Executive 
Committee Members 



John M. Walker, Wilmington 
Samuel E. Britt, Lumberton 
Robert J. Leatherwood, III, Bryson City 
Hubert E. Olive, Jr., Lexington 
Robert D. Wheeler, Grifton 



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DISTRICT ATTORNEYS AND ASSISTANTS 

(As of December 31, 1978) 

District District Attorney and Assistants District District Attorney and Assistants 

1 THOMAS S WATTS 9 



THOMAS S. WATTS 
John R. Parker 
D. Keith Teague 
Herscal P. Williams, Jr. 

WILLIAM C. GRIFFIN, JR. 
James W. Hardison 
Mitchell D. Norton 

ELI BLOOM 

Nancy G. Barnhill 
Hugh D. Cox, Jr. 
Thomas D. Haigwood 
Donald C. Hicks, III 
George M. Jennings 
Susan H. Johnson 
Willie L. Lumpkin, III 

WILLIAM H. ANDREWS 
Hiram C. Bell, Jr. 
John T. Carter, Jr. 
Charles H. Henry 
George D. Hudson, Jr. 
Charles M. Ingram 
James L. Miller 
Joseph E. Stroud, Jr. 

W. ALLEN COBB 
William J. Boney, Jr. 
John E. Carriker 
James C. King 
William N. Mason 
Mary E. Pipines 
John W. Smith, II 

W. H. S. BURGWYN, JR. 
David H. Beard, Jr. 
W. E. Murphrey, III 
John B. O'Donnel, Jr. 

HOWARD S. BONEY, JR. 
Joseph M. Hester, Jr. 
Ivan Joe Ivey 
Jeffery L. Tuttle 
C. David Williams, Jr. 

DONALD JACOBS 

James W. Copeland, Jr. 
Farris A. Duncan 
Claud S. Ferguson, Jr. 
Robert S. Gilliam 
F. Ogden Parker 
Paul A. Rodgman 



CHARLES M. WHITE, III 

Eric A. Saunders 
David R. Waters 
Robert S. Weathers 



10 J. RANDOLPH RILEY 

Narley L. Cashwell, Sr. 
Joslin Davis 
Nicholas J. Dombalis 
Russell T. Ford 
John T. Hall 
Camilla M. Herlevich 
Thomas C. Jervay, Jr. 
Karl E. Knudsen 
Steven D. Michael 
Linda C. Mobley 
Louis W. Payne, Jr. 
Russell G. Sherrill, III 
David D. Ward 
Robert E. Zaytoun 

11 JOHN W. TWISDALE 

William N. Farrell, Jr. 
James R. Lawrence, Jr. 
George R. Murphy 
John P. O'Hale 

12 EDWARD W. GRANNIS, JR. 

Richard T. Boyette 
Lloyd C. Brisson, Jr. 
William L. Davis, III 
Michael G. DeSilva 
John W. Dickson 
Clarence E. Donaldson 
Randy S. Gregory 
Edwin L. Harris, III 
Anna E. Keever 
Jean E. Powell 
John M. Winesette 

13 LEE J. GREER 

Robert T. Davis, Jr. 
Michael F. Easley 
William J. Williamson 

14 DAN K. EDWARDS, JR. 

Richard G. Chaney 
Ann E. McKown 
Darryl G. Smith 
Ronald L. Stephens 
Ralph B. Strickland, Jr. 
Susan C. Taylor 



193 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS AND ASSISTANTS 

(As of December 31, 1978) 



District District Attorney and Assistants 

15A HERBERT F. PIERCE 

Thomas V. Aldridge, Jr. 
William L. Johnson, Jr. 
Craig T. Thompson 

15B WADE BARBER, JR. 
Carl R. Fox 
Thomas A. Fulton, Jr. 
Ellen B. Scouten 

16 JOE FREEMAN BRITT 

Woodberry L. Bowen 
William A. Hough 
J. Graham King 
Herbert L. Richardson 
Walter A. Webster 

17 ALLAN D. IVIE, JR. 

Philip W. Allen 
Terry L. Collins 
Alfred J. Ellington 
Ralph J. Scott 

18 E. RAYMOND ALEXANDER, Jr. 

Robert E. Bencini, Jr. 
George W. Beswick 
Joseph E. Bruner 
Robert H. Edmunds, Jr. 
Richard W. Forrester 
Howard R. Greeson, Jr. 
William K. Hunter 
David H. Idol, II 
Horace M. Kimel, Jr. 
Douglas E. Moore 
Paul T. Williams 

19 JAMES E. ROBERTS 

Ronald J. Bowers 
David A. Chambers 
James H. Dooley 
Steven A. Grossman 
M. Wayne Nixon, Jr. 
Mark L. Speas 

20 CARROLL LOWDER 

Danny K. Bailey 
Michael E. Beale 
Charles W. Collini 
Harry T. Church 
Joseph L. Hutcherson, II 
Mary M. P. Shelton 
Henry B. Wansker 



District District Attorney and Assistants 

21 DONALD K. TISDALE 

Robert M. Brown 
Vessie J. Burkins 
Howard D. Cole 
Daniel S. Johnson 
Richard R. Lyle 
Charlie C. Walker, Jr. 
Paul A. Weinman 
James C. Yeatts, III 

22 H. W. ZIMMERMAN, JR. 

Franklin A. Bell 
Samuel A. Cathey 
George T. Fuller 
Philip B. Lohr 
Robert H. Smith 

23 MICHAEL A. ASHBURN 

Bradley J. Cameron 
Beirne M. Harding 

24 CLYDE M. ROBERTS 

Forest F. Ball 
James T. Rusher 

25 DONALD E. GREENE 

Thomas I. Barrows 
Bruce K. Caldwell 
Robert M. Grant, Jr. 
J. Laird Jacob, Jr. 
J. Bruce McKinney 
Ralph D. Yount 

26 PETER S. GILCHRIST 

Terry D. Brown 
K. Shepherd Buckhalt, Jr. 
Kenneth S. Cannady 
J. Gentry Caudill 
H. Irwin Coffield, III 
Catherine L. Cooper 
Kenneth N. Davis 
Walter J. Dozier, Jr. 
Richard S. Gordon 
Edward T. Hinson, Jr. 
Calvin E. Murphy 
Gary L. Murphy 
Sara L. Pressley 
Michael V. Reusing 
Michael F. Royster 
Rachel L. Steele 
John C. Wyatt 



194 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS AND ASSISTANTS 

(As of December 31, 1978) 



District District Attorney and Assistants 



District District Attorney and Assistants 



27A JOSEPH G. BROWN 
John K. Fonvielle 
Calvin B. Hamrick 
George W. Hill 
Kellum Morris 
James T. Stroud, Jr. 

27B W. HAMPTON CHILDS, 
James T. Bowen, III 
William L. Morris 
Jack H. White 



JR. 



29 M. LEONARD LOWE 

Thomas N. Hix 
Alan C. Leonard 
John H. Snyder 

30 MARCELLUS BUCHANAN, 

John W. Alexander, Jr. 
James Y. Cabe 
James H. Howell, Jr. 



Ill 



28 ROBERT W. FISHER 

Ronald C. Brown 
James A. Freeman 
Arthur E. Jacobson 
Kenneth I. McDaniels 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION 



President 

Vice President 

Secretary -Treasurer 

Vice President, Legislative Affairs 



Peter S. Gilchrist, Charlotte 
Thomas S. Watts, Elizabeth City 
D. Keith Teague, Elizabeth City 
Joe Freeman Britt, Lumberton 



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PUBLIC DEFENDERS AND ASSISTANTS 

(As of December 31, 1978) 



District Public Defender and Assistants 



District Public Defender and Assistants 



12 MARY ANN L. TALLY 

Rebecca J. Bosley 
Malcolm R. Hunter, Jr. 
James R. Parrish 
Gregory A. Weeks 
Fred J. Williams 



WALLACE C. HARRELSON 
Frank A. Campbell, Jr. 
Delmar L. Dowda 
Deno G. Economou 
Michael F. Joseph 
Thomas F. Kastner 
Frederick G. Lind 
Anne B. Lupton 



26 FRITZ Y. MERCER, JR. 

Thomas W. Dickson 
David A. Graham 
Theofanis X. Nixon 
Boyd G. Smithson 
Richard H. Tomberlin 
Anne C. Villier 
Lyle J. Yurko 

27A CURTIS O. HARRIS 
Jesse B. Caldwell, III 
Rowell C. Cloninger. Jr. 
Lawrence B. Langston 

28 PETER L. RODA 

Robert L. Harrell 
J. Robert Hufstader 
Lawrence C. Stoker 



North Carolina Association of Public Defenders 

President Mary Ann L. Tally, Fayetteville 

Vice President Lawrence B. Langston, Gastonia 

Secretary Fritz Y. Mercer, Jr., Charlotte 

Treasurer Deno G. Economou, Greensboro 



SPECIAL COUNSEL AT MENTAL HOSPITALS 

Special Counsel Hospital 



Howard C. McGlohon 
Rodney R. Goodman, Jr. 
Judith L. Kornegay 
Susan F. Olive 



Broughton 
Cherry 

Dorothea Dix 
John Umstead 



City 

Morganton 
Goldsboro 
Raleigh 
Butner 



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CLERKS OF SUPERIOR COURT 

(As of December 31, 1978) 



County 


Clerk of Court 


Alamance 


Louise B. Wilson 


Alexander 


Martha J. Adams 


Alleghany 


Joan B. Atwood 


Anson 


R. Frank Hightower 


Ashe 


Virginia W. Johnston 


Avery 


Billy J. Vance 


Beaufort 


Bessie J. Cherry 


Bertie 


Thomas S. Speight 


Bladen 


Smithy S. Harris 


Brunswick 


Kenneth G. Bellamy 


Buncombe 


J. Ray Elingburg 


Burke 


Major Joines 


Cabarrus 


Estus B. White 


Caldwell 


Mary H. Thompson 


Camden 


Caroline G. Halstead 


Carteret 


Mary G. Austin 


Caswell 


Julian P. Moore 


Catawba 


Eunice W. Mauney 


Chatham 


Janice Oldham 


Cherokee 


Rose Mary Crooke 


Chowan 


Lena M. Leary 


Clay 


Ralph A. Allison 


Cleveland 


Ruth S. Dedmon 


Columbus 


Lacy R. Thompson 


Craven 


Dorothy Pate 


Cumberland 


George T. Griffin 


Currituck 


Wiley Elliot 


Dare 


C. S. Meekins 


Davidson 


Hugh Shepherd 


David 


Delores Jordan 


Duplin 


John A. Johnson 


Durham 


Jim Carr 


Edgecombe 


Curtis Weaver 


Forsyth 


A. E. Blackburn 


Franklin 


Ralph S. Knott 


Gaston 


Betty B. Jenkins 


Gates 


Tobe Daniels, Jr. 


Graham 


O. W. Hooper, Jr. 


Granville 


Mary C. Nelms 


Greene 


Cleo W. McKeel 


Guilford 


Joseph E. Slate, Jr. 


Halifax 


J. C. Taylor 


Harnett 


Georgia L. Brown 


Haywood 


William G. Henry 


Henderson 


Thomas H. Thompson 


Hertford 


Richard Vann 


Hoke 


Juanita Edmund 


Hyde 


W. Allen Credle 


Iredell 


Carl G. Smith 


Jackson 


Frank Watson, Jr. 



County 


Clerk of Court 


Johnson 


Will R. Crocker 


Jones 


Ronald H. Metts 


Lee 


Sion H. Kelly 


Lenoir 


M. E. Creech 


Lincoln 


Nellie Bess 


Macon 


A. W. Perry 


Madison 


James W. Cody 


Martin 


Mary K. Wynne 


McDowell 


Ruth B. Williams 


Mecklenburg 


Robert M. Blackburn 


Mitchell 


Arthur Ledford 


Montgomery 


Charles M. Johnson 


Moore 


C. M. McLeod 


Nash 


Rachel M. Joyner 


New Hanover 


Louise D. Rehder 


Northampton 


R. J. White, Jr. 


Onslow 


Everitte Barbee 


Orange 


Frank S. Frederick 


Pamlico 


Sadie W. Edwards 


Pasquotank 


Frances W. Thompson 


Pender 


Frances N. Futch 


Perquimans 


W. J. Ward 


Person 


William T. Humphries 


Pitt 


Sandra E. Gaskins 


Polk 


Judy P. Arledge 


Randolph 


John H. Skeen 


Richmond 


Miriam F. Greene 


Robeson 


Ben G. Floyd, Jr. 


Rockingham 


Frankie C. Williams 


Rowan 


Francis C. Glover 


Rutherford 


Joan M. Jenkins 


Sampson 


Charlie T. McCullen 


Scotland 


J. Mason McGregor 


Stanly 


Joe H. Lowder 


Stokes 


Robert Miller 


Surry 


David J. Beal 


Swain 


Harold H. Sandlin 


Transylvania 


Marian M. McMahon 


Tyrrell 


Jessie L. Spencer 


Union 


Nola H. Cunningham 


Vance 


Mary M. Barnett 


Wake 


J. Russell Nipper 


Warren 


Anne F. Davis 


Washington 


Louise S. Allen 


Watauga 


John T. Bingham 


Wayne 


Shelton Jordan 


Wilkes 


Wayne Roope 


Wilson 


W. A. Boone, Jr. 


Yadkin 


Harold J. Long 


Yancy 


Arnold E. Higgins 



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Association of Clerks of Superior Court 

President Ruth B. Williams (McDowell) 

First Vice President A. E. Blackburn (Forsyth) 

Second Vice President Ben G. Floyd, Jr. (Robeson) 

Treasurer Louise B. Wilson (Alamance) 

Secretary W. A. Boone, Jr. (Wilson) 

Additional Executive Major Joines (Burke) 

Committee Members Shelton Jordon (Wayne) 

Sion H. Kelly (Lee), ex officio 



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